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Steam Locomotive – The Paleo Express

02-20-2020

Steam Locomotive - The Paleo ExpressSince it began operation in 1988, this steam locomotive passing through the nature of Chichibu has been hugely popular. Running a route of approximately 56km from the Chichibu-Railway Kumagaya Station to Mitsumineguchi Station.
DayMarch to December
AreaChichibu citywide

Muku Jinja (shrine) rice planting festival in Maita

02-20-2020

The temple grounds are pretended to be temple field, and 12 shrine assistants representing the shrine parishioner act out the actual farming practices in order from making of the bed for rice seedlings to the planting, all as they sing rice planter's song and festive songs.
DayMarch 3
AreaChichibu City
LocationMaita Muku Jinja (shrine)

Idewara weather fortune-telling

02-15-2020

This is performed as a religious ritual of the Suwa Jinja (shrine) in order to predict the year's climate which will impact whether they will have a rich or a poor harvest.
DayFebruary 25
AreaOgano Town
LocationRyokamisusuki Idehara Suwa Jinja (shrine)

Japanese plum

01-15-2020

ume_01 Hodosan Mountain's Ume Hyakkaen (Hundred Plum Park) is known as the plum park with the most varieties in the Kanto region, offering roughly 170 different varieties.
DayLate February to late March
AreaChichibu City, Nagatoro Town

Icicles of Misotsuchi, Otaki

12-25-2019

misotsuchi_01 With a height of about 8m and width of about 30m, this is a massive artwork object created from the spring water gushing out from the rock surface.
DayFrom early January
AreaChichibu City
LocationOtaki Misotsuchi

Icicles of Ashigakubo

12-25-2019

ashigakubo_01 The locals make artificial icicles by utilizing the mountain slope to scatter the water from the mountain stream. Great access from the station.
DayFrom early January
AreaYokoze Town
LocationAshigakubo Hyonosawa

Icicles of Onouchi Valley

12-25-2019

onouchi_tsurara_01 Artificially made icicles in Onouchi Valley using water originating from the Ryokamisan Mountain, one of the 100 famous Japanese mountains. The view of these massive icicles from the suspension bridge is spectacular.
DayFrom early January
AreaOgano Town
LocationOnouchi Valley

Wintersweets

12-25-2019

robai_01 3,000 wintersweets bloom across the roughly 15,000 square meter ground at the peak of Hodosan Mountain (elevation: 497m).
DayEarly January to late February
AreaNagatoro Town
LocationHodosan Mountain peak

Strawberry picking

12-25-2019

ichigo_01 Grown with the clean air and water of Chichibu, enjoy these rich-tasting strawberries from early spring on Chichibu Road.
DayEarly January to early May
AreaChichibu citywide

River rafting

01-01-2016

Enjoy river rafting through the rocks of Nagatoro, Chichibu, that has been designated as on of Japan's special natural monuments, for a tranquil, relaxing, and at times thrilling ride! Listen to the fun boatman's guide information as you river raft in Nagatoro, offering fun for everyone from young to old. The kotatsu (foot warmer) boat of the winter is really popular!
AreaNagatoro Town

Pilgrimage of three shrines in Chichibu (Chichibu Jinja (shrine), Mitsumine Jinja (shrine), Hodosan Jinja (shrine))

01-01-2016

The Hodosan Jinja (shrine) where Yamatotakeru and the mountain dog legends remain, the Chichibu Jinja (shrine) of the Myoken faith famous for the Chichibu night festival and the Mitsumine Jinja (shrine) where gods are said to reside deep in the moutains, are together known as the "Three Shrines of Chichibu." Many people visit the shrines every year.
AreaChichibu City, Nagatoro Town
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