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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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  • This large Temple is absolutely stunning and it is close to some historic Chichibu laneways There are shops selling local sweets opposite the main entrance There are over thirty temples locally  more »
  • Chichibu is famous for its hot springs close to Tokyo. If you have an opportunity to go to Chichibu, you should visit this shrine. Art lovers must be pleased to see the dragon sculptures. Hope every v...  more »
  • A typical shrine smacked in the center of Chichibu town; it is hard to miss with its strategic location. It is well-maintained and quiet shrine, so go ahead, put some coins, push both your hands toget...  more »
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  • Interesting, but not like the other Shrines I have visited.
  • Beautiful temple, well worth a visit.
  • Worth to go here!
  • 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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  • .5 Mar 2017 ₩ [Japan Sugoi 99 @ 3.35] is the main city of Chichibu shrine. Train station is approximately 10-15 minutes, the Chichibu shrine is 1 in 3 of the shrine with a long history to 2000 years, this shrine is a shrine to all 4 sides of the Gables has beautiful engravings are trapped by the engraver chokes on the left one which is a dragon, East to the West as the monkey image 3 image samples are in the South and to the North is the Tiger owl, which is believed to make a successful learner. This shrine is an important Festival during the month of December every year, which is 1 in 3 main festivals of Japan, which is different from other festivals directly using the direct prayer Panel wood at the base of a statue of an anime character with anohana exists.
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