In an official practice on Thursday, the 16-year-old phenom had a leap of 101 meters to move into first place, but she could only manage 92.5 meters on her second attempt, leaving her in fifth.
Sunday will feature a doubleheader, with the first competition starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday's official training had also been cancelled because of heavy snowfall.
The 16-year-old local product landed a pair of 86-meter jumps to amass 225.4 points as she missed a World Cup podium finish for the second straight day and the third time this season.
The second jump was delayed and eventually canceled due to high winds at Sapporo's Miyanomori-Schanze's K-90 normal hill. The 16-year-old Takanashi, who leads the World Cup standings and has four individual gold medals on the circuit this season, earned 99.1 points from an 85-meter jump. She had no chance to move up in the standings when the second jump was canceled.