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Shishi Hall (Shishi Kaikan)飛騨高山獅子会館からくりミュージアム

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The Shishi Hall (Shishi Kaikan) is a museum in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture that is dedicated to Karakuri. Karakuri are mechanically-operated moving human figures and models that are displayed on the floats that parade through Takayama during the Takayama Matsuri (Takayama Festival), one of the “Three Great Festivals of Japan”; they are controlled using strings, springs and clockwork, etc. The Shishi Hall’s “Karakuri Performance,” in which visitors are able to see how expertly the Karakuri are operated, was selected as a one-star item in the Michelin Travel Guide. There is also a display of approximately 300 ceremonial “lion heads” from all over Japan; as the only exhibition of its kind in Japan, this lion-head display has been designated as an Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property.

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Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Sakuramachi 53-1 (Hida / TakayamaArea)

phone 0577320881
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9:05-16:25

Review of Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/06 Fantastic Cultural Experience
Amazing exhibition of the floats used during processions which are huge and finely decorated. Well worth a visit
Reviewed:2019/07/22 Puppets!
We didnt have to wait for the puppet demonstration, which was totally worth seeing. They demonstrate 5 puppets and show how they work. The narration is done in Japanese and English. They show a...
Reviewed:2018/04/06 Marionettes.
The marionette performance was delightful. Simple but enchanting. There was information about the mechanical working of the marionettes and one can imagine how they have delighted kids and adults...

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Address
Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Sakuramachi 53-1 [ map ]
Area
Hida / TakayamaArea
Phone
0577320881
Hours
9:05-16:25
Closed
Irregular holidays (Dec.-Mar. is closed)
Fees
[Admission fee] High School Students and above 600yen, Junior High School Students and below 400yen
Parking Lot
Available 7spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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