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Firefly viewing


Fireflies are considered to be a barometer for the condition of the natural environment, and there are several locations where fireflies can be seen in Minano, Chichibu, where nature abounds.

Firefly admiration map

DayMid June to late June
AreaChichibu City, Minano Town

Buckwheat flowers (summer)


During this season of transition from spring to summer, the Arakawa area is covered throughout in flowers that are neat and white.
DayEarly June to late June
AreaChichibu City
LocationArakawa area

Poppy garden fringing the sky


tenku_poppy_01 On these grounds of 3.5 hectares at an elevation of 500m, about 10 million Shirley poppies have been planted.
DayMid June to late June
AreaMinano Town
LocationChichibu Kogen Bokujo Ranch

Steam Locomotive – The Paleo Express


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

River rafting


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))


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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