Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)

Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)

Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)
Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori Museum or Insect Collection of the World E-Ticket (50–100 JPY off Standard Price for Onsite Purchase)

Overview

Takayama Matsuri is said to be one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. The charm of the Takayama Matsuri lies in its beautiful festival floats. The Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori was born from the idea that ""only by bringing traditional skills to life in the modern age can we pass them on to future generations."" Please take a look at the gorgeous Heisei Matsuri Yatai, completed with the cooperation of local masters and other master craftsmen in Japan. Visitors can also enjoy computer-controlled marionettes and giant drums made from a single giant tree. Nearby, Insect Collection of the World exhibits 100,000 insect specimens of 30,000 species from all over the world (open from mid-March to the end of November). Rakuten Travel Experiences offers a 100 JPY discount on the ""Matsuri no Mori"" e-ticket, and for the Insect Collection of the World e-ticket, adults (high school students and older) receive a 100 JPY discount, children (3 years and up, junior high school students and younger) receive a 50 JPY discount, compared to the standard price for onsite purchase.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the gorgeous Heisei-era festival floats created by the fusion of traditional culture and new technology
  • Enjoy the computer-controlled marionettes
  • See huge drums caved from a giant tree, 3 meters in diameter and 50 meters high
  • At Insect Collection of the World, see 100,000 insect specimens of 30,000 species collected from across the globe (open mid-March to end of Nov)
  • Earn and use Rakuten Points whenever you purchase tickets with a Rakuten account!

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Description

The charm of the Takayama Matsuri lies in its solemn elegance, gorgeousness, and moving festival floats. It is said that the festival floats were built in the middle of the Edo period (1603–1868). Since the Meiji era (1868–1912), only alterations and repairs have been made. How can we preserve the traditional skills for future generations? Kinta Nakata, who was born in Hida and loves Hida very much, thought, "It is important to protect what was made in the past, but we can only pass it on to future generations by making use of this "technique" in the modern age. When the era changed from Showa to Heisei, this grand project became a reality. With the cooperation of local craftsmen, the "Heisei Yatai" was newly built for the first time in 150 years since the end of the Edo period, and was a culmination of the artisanal skills of the past. The yatai is in the 8-meter class and can be operated. Each is decorated with unique carvings, metal fittings, side curtains, and a gazebo. Please take a look at the "Heisei era's festival float" which is a sight to behold. In the museum, visitors can also enjoy the computer-controlled marionettes. Also on display are large drums made from a giant tree 3 meters in diameter and 50 meters high. At the separate Insect Collection of the World, 100,000 insect specimens of 30,000 species collected in Japan, Southeast Asia, South America, North America, Africa, and other parts of the world are exhibited. They may look different in shape and form, or be born in different places, but they are all important friends of the earth. Visitors can enjoy the world of insects on 30 monitors of various sizes, including a diorama of the insect world of a tropical rainforest and a video of the world's largest butterfly, the Tribane Swallowtail.

How it works

【Voucher expiration period】 1 month since purchase date ***From reservation to entry, it's a simple 2-step process! *** <Step 1> After booking your ticket on Rakuten Travel Experience, an e-ticket will be sent to your registered e-mail address. <Step 2> This e-ticket must be exchanged for an admission ticket on the day of your visit. When you arrive at the facility, please visit the entrance counter and click on the "Voucher" link in the e-mail sent to you at the time of purchase. Please click the "Use" button and show the screen to the staff. (Please ensure that your smartphone can connect to the internet before your visit) ※Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori and the Insect Collection of the World have separate entrances. Please present your e-ticket at the entrance of each facility.