Matsuri no Mori (Festival Forest) Museum
The Matsuri no Mori – or ‘Festival Forest’ – is a museum exhibiting items and replicas used in the Takayama Festival. Colletively referred to as the ‘Takayama Festival’, the city in fact plays host to two festivals each year – in spring and autumn respectively.
For visitors coming to Takayama outside of the festival dates, Matsuri no Mori houses miniature versions of the floats used in the festival along with some life-sized versions in the main exhibition space along with giant taiko drums said to be the largest in the world.
Open daily from 09:00 until 17:00, the museum lies around 15-minutes bus ride from Takayama Station. Admission in JPY1000.