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Arakawa bamboo skewer dolls

04-05-2024

Its said to have originated from natives of the land who created dolls using egg shells. It has been designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property designated by the country.
DayApril Third Sunday
AreaChichibu City
LocationArakawa Shiroku

Une Tenno (heavenly king) festival

04-01-2024

unetenno_festival_01 This is a festival considered the earliest Gion (summer festival) in the Chichibu region. Two kasaboko floats are brought out.
DayApril Second Sunday
AreaYokoze Town
LocationUne Yasaka Jinja (shrine)

Hijiri Jinja (shrine) annual festival

04-01-2024

This is an annual festival of the Wado-Izumo Jinja (shrine), where the dedication of Kurotani lion dance, a city's designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property, is held.
DayApril 13
AreaChichibu City
LocationHijiri Jinja (shrine)

Sato-miya (shrine) kagura (Shinto music and dancing)

04-01-2024

A festival to pray for a huge harvest and prosperity of the descendants combined with the opening of the climbing season, held at the worship space of Mitake Jinja (shrine) enshrined at the peak of Buko-zan Mountain.
DayApril 15
AreaYokoze Town
LocationMitake Jinja (shrine)

Oshika Jinja (shrine) spring festival

04-01-2024

A kabuki is performed on a Yatai float by amateur actors, and splendid Yatai floats and kasaboko floats are pulled around on the day of the festival.
DayApril Third Saturday and the day prior
AreaOgano Town
LocationOjika Jinja (shrine)

Illuminated cherry blossoms/pathway lined with cherry blossoms

03-25-2024

Illuminated cherry blossomsIt has been designated as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites, and is illuminated at night.
DayEarly to mid April
AreaNagatoro Town

Cherry blossom

03-25-2024

Lots of cherry blossom viewing spots from the Hitsujiyama-koen (park) with unparalleled view of the Chichibu City to the Seiun-ji (temple) and its weeping cherries that have been designated by the prefecture as a natural monument.
DayEarly to mid April
AreaChichibu City

Steam Locomotive – The Paleo Express

02-20-2024

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

Strawberry picking

12-25-2023

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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