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Hida Takayama Sake Festival

  

Sun 5 March

There are 12 local sake breweries which have been producing unique sake. This season we proudly host a sake tasting event so that you can enjoy a whole range of sake. We also show you how to enjoy local sake recommended for ladies. 10:00-15:00 Admission 1,000 yen

Venue

Takayama Museum of History and Art

Access

10 minutes drive from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau(0577-36-1011)

Reference URL

http://www.hidatakayama.or.jp/blog/7843


  

Shizukumiya Festival

  

Sun 12 March

See the sake barrel mikoshi, portable shrine, carried by the local youth. You can try "Kami no shizuku" sake and browse many food stalls.

Venue

In front of Takayama Jinya and other locations

Access

10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Chamber of commerce(0577-32-0380)

Reference URL

http://ameblo.jp/shizukumiya/


  

Hida Takayama Hina Festival

  

Wed 1 March - Mon 3 April

Various treasured hina dolls including clay, kokin and Meiji hina dolls are on display.

Venue

Accommodation and tourist facilities

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


  

Hida Folk Village (Hida no sato) Light Display

  

Sat 14 January - Tue 28 February

Enjoy a fantastic scene with illuminated traditional gassho-style houses. Light Display: 17:30 – 21:00 Admission (Light display): Adult 300 yen, Child (age 6-15) 100 yen

Venue

Hida Folk Village

Access

10 minutes by bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Folk Village(0577-34-4711)

Reference URL

http://www.hidanosato-tpo.jp/top.html


  

Fortune Daruma Market at Bato

  

Sat 11 February

The selling of daruma dolls takes place at the market. This is a popular winter event of the Honmachi do-ri shopping district.

Venue

Honmachi do-ri Shopping district

Access

10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Honmachi Shopping District Promotion Association (0577-33-0206)


  

Setsubun Festival

  

Fri 3 February

The Seasonal Setsubun Festival, which involves throwing soy beans, takes place at the shrine and temple.

Venue

Hida Kokubunji Temple

Access

5 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


  

Farmers' Market on the 24th of January

  

Tue 24 January

Local farmers sell handcrafts including bamboo baskets, traditional straw hats and wooden tubs at a car free mall. There are other various shops and food. This market has been on the 24th of January since 1872.

Venue

Honmachi Street and Yasukawa Street

Access

10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


  

Sake Brewery Tour

  

Fri 13 January - Sun 26 Feb

As the old saying goes “a cold area produces good sake”, Takayama has produced unique and good quality sake thanks to its weather, water and rice. Six local sake breweries are opening to the public each week during this period, which is a very rare occasion. Sake tastings are available after the tour guide’s talk. Open: 10:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:00 ○Hirata Sake Brewery:Jan 13〜Jan 19 ○Harada Sake Brewery:Jan 20〜Jan 26 ○Kawashiri Sake Brewery:Jan 27〜Feb 2 ○Niki Sake Brewery:Feb 3〜Feb 9 ○Hirase Sake Brewery:Feb 10〜Feb 16 ○Funasaka Sake Brewery:Feb 17〜Feb 26   

Access

15-20 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau(0577-36-1011)

Reference URL

http://kankou.city.takayama.lg.jp/2000006/2000017/2000115.html


  

New Year Parade of the Fire Department Brigade

  

Thu 5 January

This is a traditional event which has taken place for the past 160 years by the local fire department brigade. Visitors can see a parade including vigorous “maikomi” and “makikomi” with the sound of bugles.

Venue

Nishi Elementary school, Takayama

Access

12 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Takayama Fire Headquarters(0577-34-3792)


  

Hida Takayama New Year's Firework Festival

  

Sun 1 January

Fireworks will be set off on New Year’s night from the Alps Sky Park. They can be seen in the West from the center of Takayama.

Venue

Fireworks will be set off from the Alps Sky Park

Access

7 minutes drive from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama New Year's Firework Festival Office(090-6350-8790)


  

Old Town Lantern Light Display

  

Fri 16 December - Sat 17 December

Enjoy walking in the old town area beautifully illuminated by lanterns on a silent winter night.

Venue

Old Town (Furui machi nami)

Access

12 minutes walk from JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Ryokan Hotel Cooperative Association(0577-57-9800)


  

Okagami and Hanamochi Making

  

Sat 17 December - Sun 18 December

Okagami and Hanamochi are traditional decorations for the New Year’s celebration. They are made of rice cakes and displayed at our homes. Visitors are welcome to see how they are made. It is worth seeing all our staff making them in a large tatami room at the Maeda residence. Anyone can join while listening to old stories.

Venue

Hida Folk Village

Access

10 minutes by bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Folk Village (0577-34-4711)

Reference URL

http://www.hidanosato-tpo.jp/top.html


  

Shimenawa and Shimekazari Making

  

Fri 4 December - Sun 6 December

Shimenawa and Shimekazari are traditional decorations for the New Year’s celebration. They are displayed at shrines, torii gates and houses. At Hida Folk Village approximately 300 bundles of straw from Kurumada of Hida no Sato are used to make these decorations. Visitors are welcome to see how we make them. It is especially worth seeing the making of a large Shimenawa for a tori gate of the Takumi shrine. It requires four people to complete it combining 50 shimenawa in different sizes.

Venue

Hida Folk Village

Access

10 minutes by bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Folk Village (0577-34-4711)

Reference URL

http://www.hidanosato-tpo.jp/top.html


  

Hida Takayama Snow Ski Opening

  

Middle of December - March

There are various ski courses including the Champion Course for advanced skiers, the Panorama Course where even beginners can enjoy great scenery and the Mominoki trail for snow boarders. Note: Courses might be closed due to heavy snowfall.

Venue

Hida Takayama Snow Ski Site

Access

50 minutes by car from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Snow Ski Site(0577-31-1020)

Reference URL

http://www.hida.jp/takayama-ski/index.html


  

Fire Drill at a gassho-style house in Hida no Sato

  

Sat 5 November

Many tourists always visit Hida no Sato where a number of important traditional houses and handcrafts are preserved. These include important cultural properties designated by the national government, Gifu prefecture, or the city of Takayama. It is very important to have adequate safety measures such as proper communication, early fire extinction and an evacuation guide to minimize the damage in case of fire. As part of this we conduct fire drills twice a year.

Access

10 minutes by Sarubobo bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida no Sato(0577-34-4711)

Reference URL

http://www.hidanosato-tpo.jp/top.html


  

Hida Takayama Hachiman Market

  

Thur 3 November

The front approach to Sakurayama Hachimangu is turned into a car free mall with many antique stalls during this event. Also visitors can enjoy local food in the mall. Time: 9:00 - 16:00

Access

20 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau(0577-36-1011)


  

Autumn Takayama Festival (Hachiman Festival)

  

Fri. 9 October - Sat. 10 October

This is an extremely elegant and beautiful festival which is among the three most beautiful festivals of Japan. The highlights of the festival are gorgeous floats described as “moving Youmeimon” and mechanical dolls skillfully operated on the floats. In case of a rainy day or it is likely to rain, the floats stay inside of the warehouses.

Venue

Yasugawa St.

Access

20 minutes walk from JR Takayama Station

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


  

Autumn Hida Takayama Light Display

  

Sat. 1 October - Wed. 30 November

Enjoy the beautiful scene of the red Nakabashi Bridge over the Miyagawa River on a pleasant autumn night. The light display takes place between 18:30 - 22:00.

Venue

Nakabashi Bridge

Access

12 minutes walk from JR Takayama Station or 10 minutes drive from Takayama exit of CHUBU-JUKAN Express way

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


  

Autumn Light Display at Enakogawa River

  

Sat. 1 October - Wed. 30 November

Enjoy a short autumn night walk along the Enakogawa River. The light display takes place between 18:30 - 22:00. Note: There is no light display on 9th October due to Autumn Takayama Festival.

Venue

Enakogawa River

Access

17 minutes walk from JR Takayama Station or 10 minutes drive from Takayama exit of CHUBU-JUKAN Express way

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


  

Hida Takayama Street Jazz Festival

  

Sat 10 September - Sun 11 September

Jazz Festival featuring local popular band, "Takayama Swing Echo" Hours 13:00~18:00

Venue

Kami-ni-nomachi

Access

12 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Street Jazz Festival Committee (090-6759-1257)


  

2016 Hida Autumn Food Festival

  

Sat 10 September - Sun 11 September

Popular local foods will be on display and for sale including grilled Hida beef on skewers, salty grilled river fish and sticky rice balls covered with a sweet soy sauce. Local sake tasting is also available. Hours  9:00~17:00(~16:00 on Sunday)

Venue

Honcho 1-chome and Honcho 2-chome Shopping Street, Takayama

Access

10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Local Industry Promotional Center(0577-35-0370)


  

2016 Hida Furniture Festival

  

Wed 7 September - Sun 11 September

This festival includes exhibitions of new local furniture, traditional crafts, stalls and a stamp rally. Hours:9:30~17:00

Venue

Hida Earth Wisdom Center

Access

15 minutes by bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Woodworking Federation (Takayama Chamber of Commerce) (0577-32-2100)

Reference URL

http://www.hidanokagu.jp/festival/


  

Bon Dance Festival

  

Sat. August 27

ANYBODY is more than WELCOME to JOIN the festival! We hope you will enjoy one summer night in Takayama.

Venue

Hanaoka st.

Access

5 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Summer Festival Promotion Council (0577-57-9800)


  

35st Jinya-mae Yoichi Night Stalls

  

Thu. August 11- Sat. August 13

Various night stalls are at this market, and some stalls sell agricultural products like vegetables. Kid corner and an event stage entertain family visitors. It is a great place for a summer evening walk.

Venue

In front of Takayama Jinya

Access

12 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau(0577-36-1011)


  

33th Hida Takayama Tezutsu(hand held) Fireworks Display

  

Tue. August 9

A temporary platform is built on the Miyagawa River bank. Fireworks are set off in handheld bamboo cylinders by “shooters” who get showered by sparks from the fireworks creating extremely exciting scenes. This is held on the 9th of August wishing to drive away ill fortune. 19:15- Tezutsu Group Parade:Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine Path 19:30- Fireworks starts (till 21:00)

Venue

Downstream of Yayoi-bashi Bridge on the Miyagawa River

Access

15 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Summer Festival Promotion Council (0577-32-0380)


  

59th Hida Takayama Fireworks Festival

  

Wed, August 3

Many fireworks including rockets and special effects illuminate the night sky in Hida Takayama. ※19:30-21:00(In case of rain, the event will be on next day.) )

Venue

Miyagawa Riverbank Park

Access

12 minutes by bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Division, Gifu Newspaper(0577-32-0539)


  

Ema Ichi Market(Yamazakura Shrine)

  

Mon. August 1- Mon. August 15

At this market people purchase paper ema. The prices are shown in an old currency unit called “ryou” such as ten thousand ryou, and twenty thousand ryou. The ema is put at the entrance of a house wishing for the family’s happiness and good health. 9:00-21:00

Venue

Yamazakura Shrine(Hon-machi 2 chome)

Access

12 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Yamazakura Shrine(0577-33-9224)


  

Express bus service between Mt. Fuji and Takayama bigan operating.

  

A bus service between the world heritage site “Mt. Fuji” and Hida Takayama began operating. Without the hassle of changing buses, you can easily travel between these popular tourist sites. One return trip is offered each day.

Contact

Fujikyu Call Center (+81-555-73-8181)

Reference URL

http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/detail/id/38


  

Summer Vacation in Hida Takayama

  

Fri, July 15 - Sun, September 11

This is an event to enjoy walking through Takayama in the summertime wearing a yukata (kimono). Yukatas are available for rental at your hotel or designated kimono shops. By using “Machiaruki Coupons,” you can obtain discounts or specials from 44 participating facilities. *From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue

Shimo-ichi-no-machi, Shimo-ni-no-machi, Shimo-san-no-machi

Access

25 minute walk from JR Takayama Station

Contact

Takayama City Tourism Division (+81-577-36-1011)

Reference URL

http://www.takayamaryokan.jp/event/


  

"Chokeramaika" Grand Fancy Dress Bon Dance Contest

  

Sat, July 30

Every year, each participating team dresses in elaborate costumes and dances the "Chokeramaika" dance, an event that engulfs the whole area in excitement and laughter.

Venue

Sanmachi-dori

Access

10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Summer Festival Promotion Council (0577-32-0380)

Reference URL

http://www.takayama-cci.or.jp/summer/chokerun.html