Furukawa Festival is a registered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage thanks to its spectacular floats and drums that go on parade during the festival.
For those visitors who cannot visit the two-day annual event held every April, the Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall (Hida Furukawa Matsuri Kaikan) is the next best thing.
Capturing the dynamic energy of this lively festival, visitors can explore exhibits of the actual yatai festival floats, as well as related artifacts, before interacting with hands-on displays. Try the same ‘tombo,’ or dragonfly, stunt performed in the live festival, or learn about the history of the festival and local traditions like the ‘Yobihiki’ custom for feasts.
Three times every hour, the 4K Theater invites viewers to truly experience both main parts of the festival on the giant screen, including the energy of the Okoshi-Daiko celebration and the elegance of the festival float parade.
The Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall is a must-see for any visit to Hida Furukawa and offers perhaps the best chance to get to know what Hida is about.
The Furukawa Festival, which heralds the arrival of spring, is Hida’s biggest annual festival held every April 19th–20th and is a...
Festival Float Storehouses
One of Hida Furukawa’s biggest annual events is the Furukawa Festival, held in April every year, which sees beautifully decorated floats (yatai) paraded through the city — but what happens to them during the rest of the year?
There are 10 storehouses (屋台蔵, yatai-gura) aroun...