Festa Forest and Art Forest
The Takayama Festival Museum, Japan's first underground structure, houses six festival stalls built in Heisei 3 (1991), together with the world's largest drum. The neighboring Forest of Nature is a natural resort where you can fully enjoy unusual butterflies and fossils collected from various parts of the world and savor many other features of nature. Particularly noteworthy is Gifucho, a type of butterfly (zoological name: Luehdorfia japonica). The newly built Forest of the Tea Ceremony exhibits fine articles created by the guardians of important intangible cultural assets who are referred to as 'Living National Treasures.' Also on display are the works of potters and artists who have created numerous fine works of art. You can try to use some of these fine art objects to drink tea.
1111 Chishimamachi, Takayama City
- Business Hours
9a.m. to 5p.m.
Open all year round (closed twice a year)
Takayama Festival Museum
Individual : 1,000 yen per adult, 600 yen per child Group: 900 yen per adult, 500 yen per child
Individual: 600 yen per adult, 400 yen per child
Group: 500 yen per adult, 300 yen per child
Museum & Insectarium
Individual: 1,500 yen per adult, 900 yen per child
Group: 1,300 yen per adult, 700 yen per child
15 minute bus ride from JR Takayama Station. (Take a Sarubobo Bus from Takayama Nohi Bus Center. Get off at Matsuri-no-Mori. 210 yen one way.)