Tours - Takayama Autumn Festival
The elegant Takayama Autumn Festival takes place over two days annually, October 9 and 10. The festival takes place in and around Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Main attractions of the Takayama Festival:
- Display of festival floats: festival floats (yatai) are displayed in the streets of Takayama
- Karakuri (Mechanical Dolls) Performance: some festival floats are decorated with karakuri ningyo, the sophisticated mechanical dolls.The performances are held on both days at dedicated times and places.
- Mikoshi Procession: A portable shrine (mikoshi) is carried around the town in a parade during the two days of the festival.
- Evening Festival (yomatsuri): the festival floats are pulled through the streets of Takayama's old town