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Autumn Takayama Festival

Autumn Takayama Festival (photo)

An extremely elegant and beautiful festival which is among the three most beautiful festivals of Japan. The highlight of the festival is gorgeous floats described as "moving Youmeimon (the famous, gorgeously-decorated gate to Toshogu Shrine in Nikko)" and marionettes skillfully operated on the floats.


October 9 & 10

Hida Takayama Kimono Walk

Hida Takayama Kimono Walk (photo)

Why not enjoy a leisurely walk through the town of Hida Takayama, where kimono and kamishimo attire suit the atmosphere perfectly? The Nakabashi Tourist Information Office will host its Hida Takayama Kimono Stroll event on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the period specified below. No special preparations are needed; just show up during reception hours. Kimono accessories such as bags and footwear will also be available. Try on a kimono to create a lasting memory of your trip to Hida Takayama.


Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from September 16 to November 5, 2023

Business Hours

9:30 - 14:30
*Return by 17:00


3,000 yen for 2 hours (500 yen for every additional 30 minutes)


Nakabashi Tourist Information Office


Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau, Phone: 0577-36-1011

Reservations: Reservations are not required, but please inquire in advance for groups. Reception may close if there is a large number of participants.
Rainy Weather: A limited number of umbrellas are available for rental in case of rain. Rain footwear for men is not provided. In case of light rain, please wear your own shoes. In severe weather, the event will be canceled.
For Children: Kimono are available for heights starting at 140cm. Limited availability.
Other: Please arrange your own hair. No hair accessories are provided.


15 min. walk from JR Takayama station


Hida Takayama Kimono Walk

The illuminations at Hida Folk Village

Autumn leaves in the city are at their best (photo)

At the Hida Folk Village (Hida-no-Sato), the red autumn leaves are illuminated at night.


October 14th to November 13th 2023
Held only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Business Hours

5:30pm to 7:30pm (illuminated)


○Illuminated hours (5:00pm to 7:30pm)
Elementary and junior high school students:100 yen

○daytime(8:30am to 5:00pm)
Adults: 700 yen
Elementary and junior high school students: 200 yen 

Autumn Illumination in Hida Takayama

Autumn Illumination in Hida Takayama (photo)

The Nakabashi Bridge is illuminated soon after dark to create a fantastic view of the surrounding area.


September 30th to November 30th 2023

Business Hours

6pm to 10pm

Garakuta Fair (Jumble market)

Garakuta Fair (photo)

An antique fair started in 1982. Held on the first Sunday of the month from April to October. The streets are temporarily closed to vehicles (called "pedestrians' paradise") and over 20 art dealers have stalls on the street. You will enjoy looking at olden daily-life utensils while strolling down the street.


First Sunday of the month, from April to October each year

Red autumn leaves from Mt. Norikura to the Hirayu Pass are at their most beautiful

Red autumn leaves from Mt. Norikura to the Hirayu Pass are at their most beautiful (photo)

Autumn leaves are at their best.


From early September to early October