The “Sanno Matsuri” (Sanno Festival) performed in spring and the “Yahata Matsuri” (Yahata Festival) performed in Autum were generically called “Takayama Matsuri” (Takayama Festival), and it was protected carefully, and inherited by residents of Takayama. It is considered that the origin of it were from late 16th century to 17th century and it is one of the Japan’s three greatest beautiful festivals with “Gion Festival” and “Night Festival of Chichibu”.
The “Sanno festival” of spring is annual festival of the Hie-jinja Shrine. It is held on April 14th and 15th every year.
The 12 festival cars, which is the treasure of the “Sanno festival”, appear in Kamimachi being the main site of the festival. Three of them dedicate Karakuri, and the lively traditional performing arts are performed. It is highlight that the festival cars being drawn throughout in the night, too.
The “Hachiman Festival” of autumn is annual festival of the Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, and held on October 9th and 10th.
The Takayama Matsuri is designated folk-cultural properties tangible and folk-cultural properties intangible of Japan.
“Karakuri Hono” performed in the Yahata Shrine precincts is the particularly recommended highlight. On the Sanno Festival of spring, there is three Karakuri dedication, but, by the Hachiman Festival of autumn, only one of it dedicates Karakuri.
|Name:||Takayama Matsuri (Takayama Festival)|
|Adresse:||Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0053 Japan|
|Access:||JR Takayama-honsen “Takayama-eki Station” (10 - 20 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81)577-35-3145 (Takayama City Tourist Office)|