Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Takayama Festival - Gifu

Takayama Festival is the collective name for the Sanno Festival in the spring and the Hachiman Festival in the fall that originated in the late 16th century to early 17th century. It has been handed down to the present day as a traditional event that retains the appearance of the Edo period even over the course of many changes.
Twelve exquisitely crafted festival yatai floats, called “Ugoku Yomeimon Gate,” show off their splendor in the spring festival while 11 are featured in the autumn festival. When darkness falls, each float is adorned with about 100 paper lanterns that light up the night with a beautiful glow.
It was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in December this year.

Event Dates Spring Takayama Festival (Sanno Festival) Mid-April every year (tentative)
[Autumn Festival (Hachiman Festival) Early October every year (tentative)
Event Details Day1:9:00-21:00
Please see the official website for details
Official site http://www.hida.jp/english/events/takayama-festival
Location (venue) Hie Shrine and other locations in the city
(Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine and other locations in the city)
Address Shiroyama, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Venue website http://www.hidahachimangu.jp/
Price Free admission
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Region Chubu
Category Shrines and temples, Processions and parades

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Feb.27.2023

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