Matsuri no Mori (まつりの森, lit. "Festival Forest") is located outside of Takayama's city center and showcases the key aspects of the Takayama Festival. The festivals take place for two days in spring and autumn. The festivals are known as one of Japan's three most beautiful, along with Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and the Chichibu Yomatsuri. From the museum's entrance there is a 50-meter-long hallway leading towards the main exhibition area. It is located underground, which gives it a cave-like environment. On the left side of the hallway are eleven miniature festival floats, which are one third the size of the ones used in the autumn festival. On the opposite side golden-lacquered folding screens, which depict famous floats from festivals like in Kyoto.