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Chichibu Shrine, Chichibu

(4.1/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
With stately architecture and gorgeous sculptures on its walls, you won’t miss Chichibu Shrine, the prefecture’s main Shinto shrine, strategically located in downtown Chichibu. Founded in 878 CE and one of the oldest shrines in eastern Japan, it has been worshipped for centuries. The blue "bridging dragon" sculpture at the shrine's entrance, created by famous sculptor Hidari Jingoro, makes the premises look solemn and magnificent. Well-maintained and quiet, the shrine hosts Chichubu Night Festival, one of the three most important cultural mountain festivals in Japan. The shrine’s sacred dance, "kagura," has been recognized as an important cultural asset. Put Chichibu Shrine into our Chichibu trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • There are many great carvings decorate the shrine. Very bad little fall color. 往事 seems must have been magnificent and beautiful shrine might have been. In a major sculpture was guidance version, such as folklore and a closer look at fun. Good-luck signs on the roadsides around the shrine "where not even should", each with a small shrine carved motifs, such as monuments and charming. Introduce and the origin of the history of the surrounding, historic, 100. If you have time all want to see.
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  • Chichibu shrine, gltsu and animal sculpture and its meaning were described in the Sapporo unit. Stop studying because I usually don't mind carving is thus a description. Golgo Matsumoto Chichibu Tengu isn't here by the way it was (laughs)!
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  • In the Chichibu night Festival is getting to the point floats. And large square is for you. I think the staff immediately discoverable and easy to reach tourist destinations.
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  • Beautiful temple, well worth a visit.
  • Chichibu shrine in Japan three major float Festival Fireworks in winter! Chichibu shrine hall of worship near the... "I was Let's said. wasshoi ' and impressive scenery with visitors. The shrine is dedicated to the amenominacanuci. Did you mean Kanto. When you convert float direction off the wheel "kneeling".. Dashing improves the sound of drums signals end fitting the wheel, forward floats. This moment is. If I met in the jinba, dedication of soy food. There should be a good thing.
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  • Festival, performances are heroic. In the Edo period was the attraction of the silk city. It is an exhilarating Festival. There are led to a sericultural Kagura. Chichibu was a major producer of silk. Chichibu incident occurred. The Meiji Government was a series of mismanagement.
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  • HIDARI jingoro in sunlight Tosho-gu shrine of dragon tattoo is famous for. Look at talk listen monkey look take a look at. Fortune 浮kideru in water, also suggested it is. May fit on the Chichibu night Festival Hall
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  • It is very impressive, such as brightly colored sculptures and thick sacred. This is an archetype of the tourism in Chichibu.
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