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About Chichibu

What is "Chichibu"?

"Chichibu" is a small valley in the western part of Saitama prefecture renowned for its rich and varied historical and cultural heritage, historical sites from the old stone age era to the Warring States period (1467-1568), ancient burial mounds, Japanse copper coins, Chichibu Okan (highway), the Chichibu incident (1884), the Chichibu pilgrimage circuit, and the Chichibu Night Festival.

Chichibu is an idyllic destination popular among city folk, especially for the beauty of its changing seasons.

Access to Chichibu

About 80 minutes by train or 90 minutes by car from central Tokyo. See the Access page for details.

For details see the Access page

Chichibu map

Tourist Information Centers

Name Address Tel
Sainokuni Furusato Chichibu Tourist Center    
Michi no Eki Minano 3236-35 Minano, Minano-machi, Chichibu-gun 0494-62-3501
Nagatoro Tourist Center 529-1 Nagatoro, Nagatoro-machi, Chichibu-gun 0494-66-3311
Ogano Town Tourism & Interaction Hall 314 Ogano, Ogano-machi, Chichibu-gun  
Yokoze Bukosan Tourist Center 159 Ashigakubo, Yokoze-machi, Chichibu-gun 0494-25-0450

Tourist centers in the Chichibu area offer the following:

  • Tourist information
  • Event information
  • Transport information (bus, taxi, rent-a-bike)
  • Pamphlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Accommodation information
  • Food and shopping information

Omotenashi Tourism

Omotenashi Tourism provides tourist information across all local government areas in the Chichibu region (Chichibu, Yokoze, Minano, Nagatoro, and Ogano).

Chichibu Omotenashi Tourism
Chichibu Business Plaza
9-5 Kumagi-machi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama 368-0032

Phone 0494-26-6260
Fax 0494-26-7331
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