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Takayama Festivals

The Takayama Festival is the collective name for the Sanno Matsuri of spring and the Hachiman Matsuri held at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine in October, and is considered one the most beautiful festivals of Japan. A large parade of 1,000 people is staged, making you feel as if you have slipped back to the 15th Century, especially because of the costumes and music performances.

Most popular are the Tokeiraku parade of people wearing hats adorned with bird feathers who sound bells and beat drums, and the shishimai lion dance which is performed by dancers wearing head gear designed like a lion's head. These are followed by the parade of over 10 gorgeous floats called yatai. These yatai floats have all kinds of contrivances, such as marionettes which move so dexterously, taking the spectators by surprise. Once evening falls, 100 paper lanterns adorn these floats, producing an even more beautiful sight. The wonderful technologies of western and eastern Japan that existed in the Edo Period (17th-19th Century) are fully utilized in this festival. This is the pride of Takayama city which formerly boasted outstanding artisans such as carpenters and sculptors. Takayama, where the sublime mountains of the Northern Alps soar nearby, is called ’the little Kyoto of the Hida region,’ and you can enjoy looking at the old rows of houses and streets as you take a stroll. Even if it rains, you can view the floats without getting wet from the float storehouse with its doors wide open.

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Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2015 - 10/6

The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Takayama Autumn Festival

7 Nights / US $2698.00

The origin of Takayama Festivals dated back to the 16th or 17th century.

Takayama Hachiman Festival is the autumn counterpart of the Takayama Sanno Festival in spring. Hence, this tour is the autumn equivalent of our " Takayama Sanno Spr ...View More
Series: Deluxe
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Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2015 - 4/11

The must see sights of Kyoto, Takayama and Tokyo...plus the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival and Cherry Blossoms

7 Nights / US $2698.00

Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, is a special, old Japanese traditional custom.

You can experience this tradition, plus many others, such as the Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dancin ...View More
Series: Deluxe
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Okinawa & Takayama Spring Festival - Cherry Blossom Special Tour 2015 - 4/6

Okinawa...plus the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival and Cherry Blossoms

12 Nights / US $4398.00

We had designed this tour for tourists who wish to discover one of the beautiful island in Japan, Okinawa and you can experience this tradition plus many others such as the Miyako  ...View More

Series: Deluxe
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Japan In Depth (Reverse) - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Special Tour 2015 - 4/5

Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu, as well as the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival

13 Nights / US $4898.00

There are two major festivals in Takayama every year, the Spring Sanno Festival in April and the Autumn Hachiman Festival in October.

This itinerary is designed to give you an opportunity to experience one of the three largest festivals in Japan while enjoying cherry blossoms ...View More
Series: Deluxe
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Japan In Depth (Reverse) - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2015 - 9/30

Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu, as well as the Takayama Autumn Hachiman Festival

13 Nights / US $4898.00
There are two major festivals in Takayama every year, the Spring Sanno Festival in April and the View More
Series: Deluxe
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