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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  • October 2, 2017
    Was the visit of the 2 nd-last time maybe 10 years ago I I-was a long time and was exclusively mythological nice. HIDARI jingoro making it. Line may have been feeling powerful. During the trip Chichibu. And I realized is landmark 外senai. v (be ʘ for ʘ ') v
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  • September 26, 2017
    I went for the first time. It was felt that it is not bigger than I thought. That is partly because Saturday, there were decent people. You could see the wedding ceremony at the shrine for the first time, when I happened to be doing wedding. Was at a very good time to celebrate the red carpet was laid in cobblestone.
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  • September 22, 2017
    You can see famous sculptor '' Jingoro Hidari'' 's works here. Good kill-time place together with Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan.  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Interesting, but not like the other Shrines I have visited.
  • June 2, 2016
    Beautiful temple, well worth a visit.
  • November 18, 2015
    Worth to go here!
  • July 12, 2017
    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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  • June 17, 2017
    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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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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