Nagahama Hikiyama Museum


Exploring Nagahama’s Hikiyama Festival Heritage

A museum steeped in the rich heritage of the Nagahama Hikiyama Festival, an annual event typically occurring around April 15th. This vibrant festival features grand, elaborately adorned floats parading through the streets, showcasing the area’s local history and traditions.

Recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, the festival is a cherished cultural tradition in Nagahama. The festival’s main attraction is the children’s Kabuki performances on the stages of the floats. This museum proudly exhibits two of the thirteen festival floats each year, providing immersive opportunities to experience the festival’s atmosphere and other related exhibitions. Moreover, the second-floor video exhibition room showcases performances, enabling visitors to experience the festival’s vibrant spirit throughout the year.

This facility is covered by the Nagahama Excursion Passport >>

Open Hrs

9:00 am – 5:00 pm


¥600 (adult) / ¥300 (children)


Year-end & New Year holidays



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