Takayama Festivals

Autumn Festival (Hachiman Festival)

The Autumn Festival, called Hachiman Festival, is an annual festival of the Sakura-yama Hachiman Shrine held on 9th & 10th October. It originates from the period of the Kanamori leadership (mid-to-late 1500’s). During the festival, eleven Autumn Festival floats proceed through Kita-mach, to the north of Yasukawa Street. Marionette performances are executed on one of them. The processions are very similar to those of Sanno Festival mentioned above.

Location:Hachiman-machi, Sakura-machi, Shimo-ichino-machi, Shimo-nino-machi, Shimo-sanno-machi, Oshin-machi and the area around it ;all within Takayama City

Access: About 20 minute walk from JR Takayama Station