Events and Festivals in Takayama

  • The Takayama festival: It draws several visitors, being ranked as one of Japan’s most popular festivals. It is biannually during Spring and Autumn.
  • The Hie Shrine festival: Held in the month of April, the Hie Shrine or the Spring festival is held in the southern part of Takayama.
  • The Hachiman Shrine festival: Like the Spring festival, the Hachiman Shrine festival is Takayama’s Autumn festival, which is held in northern Takayama.
  • All unique in the own way, you must look out for the spectacular festive floats and the Karakuri performance.