Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival (高岡御車山祭)
The huge Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival has been held by Takaoka Sekino Shrine since the Sengoku period. It has been classified as an Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property, an Intangible Folk Cultural Property, and registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Seven ornately decorated floats parade down the heart of the old town of Takaoka to the elegant sound of the festival musicians, encasing the town in a spectacular atmosphere. Seeing the seven floats together in one place is breathtaking and draws bustling crowds every year. Delicate craftwork with lacquer, gold, and woven textiles decorate these splendid floats that everyone should see.
Toyama prefecture Takaoka city Yamacho-cho, Katabara-machi (Takaoka / HimiArea)
- Toyama prefecture Takaoka city Yamacho-cho, Katabara-machi [map]
- Takaoka / HimiArea
- 2019/4/30-2019/5/1 [Light-up display (2019/4/30)] 18:30-21:00
[City turning (2019/5/1)] 11:00-18:00
- Average attendance
- Street stall
* ※ 150 spaces
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.