Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival 高岡御車山祭

Bringing history and culture to the modern day

The Takaoka mikuruma-yamas (wheeled float) carried in this festival are apparently based on the court carriage used by Hideyoshi Toyotomi to welcome Emperor Go-Yozei and Retired Emperor Ogimachi to Jurakudai in 1588. After Toshie Maeda received it as a gift, Toshinaga Maeda gave it to the townspeople in 1609 when he was building Takaoka Castle. A barrel roof was added to the carriage to make the current mikurama-yama. Supported by the spirit and wealth of the Takaoka townspeople, this is one of Japan’s most gorgeous hikiyamas, with wheels decorated using superb local craft techniques, such as metalwork, lacquer ware and dyeing.

Takaoka / Himi / Imizu
Festivals & Traditional Events


Address 富山県高岡市山町筋・片原町周辺
Telephone Number 0766-20-1301
Fax Number 0766-20-1496
Car Park Please use the municipal car park near the station
Cost of parking: Depends on the car park
Getting There 10 minutes by car from the Takaoka Interchange on the Noetsu Expressway
15 minutes walk from Takaoka Station (JR Hokuriku Main Line)
Website http://mikurumayama.jp/


Time May 1st: Float parade in the city 11:00 - 18:00
Venue Yamamachi District, Takaoka

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