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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  • For Seibu-Chichibu station, in the morning visits to the Chichibu shrine. Yet anyone who are not clean air to worship and, feeling very fresh. Not so spacious premises are terrible now. So wrote describing each of the four cardinal points of the main temple, and the animals, is derived from the very easy to understand. From parenting, located immediately to the left to visit the Tiger round! and go, three wise monkeys (life 100 years age, monkey here, look, listen, speak well! Us preaches) OWL behind the hardship (of) the God of learning, and blue restrictions Dragon. And the temple was around and pray, while. It was a shrine near from train station and easy access. Also if you have the opportunity to visit the three wise monkeys have a unique shrine.
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  • Speaking of the Chichibu night Festival. Its festivals, Tsukasa modeling's Chichibu shrine. Chichibu station, 3 minute walk and throughout the city. It is even fun to look around the shrine, the shrine of Tokugawa Ieyasu, brightly colored sculptures. Blessings (your divine), academic achievement and pray for success.
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  • The shrine is nice. Chichibu city population is 70000 people. Shrine 300000 people gather during the Festival. Five years ago, 神舎 dig pictures is repainted. It is where water seems to be interesting.
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