Chichibu Shrine, Chichibu

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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. Use our Chichibu trip itinerary app to visit Chichibu Shrine on your trip to Chichibu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 12/3 grounds were filled with people and also visit the Festival. Votive Kabuki are held in precinct 1 image plays the familiar five-5 men. Professional performers had no technology before Enshu's own personality, interesting theatre was. You might have qualities of the Kabuki was such thought originally. It is recommended that the fit is convenient if the theatre once
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  • A shrine with over 2100 years of history, rebuilt in the 1500s by Ieyasu is well preserved. The outside walls of the temple has exquisite carvings. Lots of tigers featured since Ieyasu was born in the...  more »
  • Did not notice that with enough research to arrive at Chichibu 12/2 3 days Festival. And thanks to the appearance of different shrine seen fun. If staying one more day Chichibu and pheasant wrapped in newspaper seems to just give from gods and Carlyle have kimono, for example Grand Festival for a limited time. It regretted.
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  • Interesting, but not like the other Shrines I have visited.
  • Beautiful temple, well worth a visit.
  • Worth to go here!
  • At the end of March during the holidays, Chichibu went to travel. Chichibu shrine is worshipped at that time. Chichibu railway station will arrive in about 5 to 6 minutes. Chichibu case Hall is nearby and is one of the staple of the Chichibu tourism. Widely within the DW is an exquisite horimono, dragons linked in a chain, is the OWL of each and it seems to be. I took some nokyo-Sho, but on the right side and knew knew her husband country revered, in Musashi province, have built a unique culture of this area. If you go to the Chichibu take worship try please.
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  • Big shrine located in the city. Major emergency response center and parking lot. Across the road from the Chichibu Festival Hall. South Gate to a side street about 300 meters walk. Intersection in South Gate. White large Torii gate, stone-paved approach. Through the gate to the left historical Board, Hall. Right jinba Hall, March, Office. Environment is a forest of giant trees such as Ginkgo biloba, camphor tree, Zelkova. At the left rear of kagurazaka. Approach to it. Mikado red on the front. Through the Mikado left a big red stone. The Yomiuri Shimbun: "is its shrine", Suwa-Jinja shrine, hinomisaki shrine. Back to the shrine. In front of the magnificent shrine of blue with Black roof. There are plenty of decoration, such as the amount of child-rearing Tiger. DW right to prayer for plants and talismans awarded. Behind kotaijingu shrine a monument d of sinto created Dragon bridge. Ambrosia in your monument, shrine buildings left. ☆ Grand 8 decisions and life (your was only able to light your), intellectual knowledge her husband Kazuhiko life (only the Chichibu) and heaven Prince dear major gods (nakanu only candy and the bite) and chichibunomiya (Chichibu's only easy human many enjoyed the wildlife)
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Where to stay in Chichibu

Known as something of a resort town, Chichibu offers a large set of accommodations for a city of its size. In keeping with the town's traditional rural sensibility, the majority of the accommodations are ryokans with pleasant grounds, immaculate interiors, and, if you're lucky, a traditional onsen on site. Many make it just a day trip to Chichibu, however, traveling from Tokyo in under two hours by car or train.
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