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For our Takayama Festival Tours you will have the chance to see two of the most beautiful festivals in Japan. There is a Takayama festival in both the spring season and autumn season. During this time you will see elaborately decorate floats where several of the floats have karakuri (mechanical puppets) that can dance and move in surprising ways. They are controlled from within the yatai using strings and push rods. These mechanical puppets are made out of wood, which are then dressed in silk and embroidered cloth. Then at night they are illuminated by hundreds of lanterns.

Takayama Spring Festival has 12 antique yatai (floats) that are lavishly crafted. The floats showcase the craftsmanship, which dates back hundreds of years ago. This event has been held annually on April 14th and 15th to signify the beginning of spring in Takayama. The first time the Takayama Spring Festival was held is unknown, there are records going back to mid-17th century. Hie Shrine hosts this annual festival and is located in the southern part of Old Town in Takayama. It is also referred to as Sanno-sama and thus the spring festivities are also known as Sanno Festival.

Takayama Autumn Festival is also known as Takayama Hachiman Festival because it hosted by the Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine. The main event of the festival is the parade with eleven yatai (floats), which are designated as Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Assets in Japan. These floats are decorated with detailed carvings, tapestries, and karakuri dolls (marionettes). For the Takayama Autumn Festival master artisans called Hida no Takumi crafted these floats that date back to the 17th and 18th century. The craftsmanship on the yatai rivals the work done on the Yomeimon Gate in Nikko.

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The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Takayama 
Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2019 - 4/11

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
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Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Tour the most popular attractions of Tokyo & Kyoto, explore the rural areas of Japan, and attend the Takayama Spring Festival.
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The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Takayama 
Autumn Festival Tour 2018 - 10/6

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The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2018 - 10/6
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8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Tour the most popular attractions of Tokyo & Kyoto, explore the rural areas of Japan, and attend the Takayama Autumn Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Tour the most popular attractions of Tokyo & Kyoto, explore the rural areas of Japan, and attend the Takayama Autumn Festival.
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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival.
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Fri. Apr 5, 2019 Thu. Apr 18, 2019 US $5198.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2018 - 9/30

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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2018 - 9/30
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2018 - 9/30
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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.
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Sun. Sep 30, 2018 Sat. Oct 13, 2018 US $5198.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
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Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): 
Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2019 - 4/11

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2019 - 4/11
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2019 - 4/11

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5498.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Travel on a cherry blossom filled journey through Honshu and Hokkaido, and experience the Takayama Spring Festival.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5498.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Travel on a cherry blossom filled journey through Honshu and Hokkaido, and experience the Takayama Spring Festival.
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Thu. Apr 11, 2019 Thu. Apr 25, 2019 US $5498.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & 
Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/4

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Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/4
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Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
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Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.
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Sat. Apr 4, 2020 Sat. Apr 18, 2020 US $5698.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): 
Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves 2019 - 10/6

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves 2019 - 10/6
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves 2019 - 10/6

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5698.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Exploring Japan's two main islands: Honshu & Hokkaido, as well as the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5698.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Exploring Japan's two main islands: Honshu & Hokkaido, as well as the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.
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Sat. Oct 6, 2018 Sat. Oct 20, 2018 US $5698.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
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Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): 
Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/11

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/11
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16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5698.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Travel on a cherry blossom filled journey through Honshu and Hokkaido, and experience the Takayama Spring Festival.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5698.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Travel on a cherry blossom filled journey through Honshu and Hokkaido, and experience the Takayama Spring Festival.
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Sat. Apr 11, 2020 Sun. Apr 26, 2020 US $5698.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Signature: Classic Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & 
Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/10

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus          Book Now & Save $200

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Signature: Classic Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/10
Signature: Classic Japan - Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/10

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $7898.00

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The finest Japan group travel experience with a maximum group size 18 guests.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $7898.00

Nikko / Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Hiroshima / Miyajima Island / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
The finest Japan group travel experience with a maximum group size 18 guests.
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Wed. Apr 10, 2019 Tue. Apr 23, 2019 US $7898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Save this tour Book Now  
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Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival 
& Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/5

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/5
Grand Tour of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/5

21 Days 20 Nights | from US $7898.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
Celebrate the cherry blossom season by traveling to all four of Japan's main islands plus the Takayama Spring Festival.

21 Days 20 Nights | from US $7898.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
Celebrate the cherry blossom season by traveling to all four of Japan's main islands plus the Takayama Spring Festival.
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Fri. Apr 5, 2019 Thu. Apr 25, 2019 US $7898.00 Fukuoka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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