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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. 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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  • When trying to park at the parking lot of the environment, within civil work's who came up and "go to parking cars working man with filled by tourists is out of the way. "As I was told. I'm workers use without permission, and probably, Jinja who don't know, I try to tourists, it will be impressive shrine.-, sorry, bad mood, so go with 2 again.
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  • Situated within walking distance from the Chichibu station, very nice. We went by car parking. It is a shrine sacred feel calm.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine on the tourist train from Nice train station is within walking. Sculpture with splendid sculptures of the main shrine, in the direction of each animal motif. It has attracted attention recently in hear is three monkeys. It is in sunlight Tosho-gu shrine and forced no true Conversely, "common-listen-often talk about" themes "you three wise monkeys" and said. Sculpture is filled with energy. Another thing to tell you about is Tiger's child-rearing. On deck there is written very memorable words "parents do's and Don'ts". Is to keep your skin releases the hand to the infant, keep an eye on the children keep the mind young mother Tiger, a Leopard, but I'm apparently thought not long ago seen tiger look in mind, the people who are female Tiger-Leopard and it is. Opinions would be convinced for the time being. Environment is so widely, but station also near shrine many good restaurants, breakfast good time.
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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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