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.