It is a museum concerning one of the three largest float festivals in Japan, the “Nagahama Hikiyama Festival” which is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and is held in April every year in Nagahama City. There are four festival floats in the collection, two of which are exhibited in the museum. These luxurious and gorgeous ornaments with gold engraving, wood carving and lacquer coating are a must see. There are also an exhibition of stage dummies and a “Kid’s Kabuki” (Japanese classical drama) video show, which is performed on one of the stage floats that is a highlight of the festival. There is also a coffee shop at the museum.
Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 14-8
9:00-17:00 (until 16:30)
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Displays showcase the Hikiyama Matsuri which takes place in April, highlighting the role children play in the performance...
Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 14-8 [map]
- 9:00-17:00 (until 16:30)
- [Admission fee] Adults (High School Students or higher) 600 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 300 yen
- Parking Lot
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- On foot aboutminutes
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- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Shiga Main Areas
Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.