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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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  • In 2016, is Saturday, and UNESCO is very exciting. Cold, so go in warm clothes.
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  • Three wise monkeys around the shrine, Nikko Tosho-gu shrine, jingoro Dragon, in return she return OWL individually. It is expected, fueled by Chichibu carpet town shrine. Stroll through the woods of the shrine is recommended. Were crowded in the case the next day in the morning is already crowded, slowly I could see.
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  • It was really informative and I think it was a good place. Lots of people felt very, very young but hilly place disorder
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  • Beautiful temple, well worth a visit.
  • Chichibu shrine in Japan three major float Festival Fireworks in winter! Chichibu shrine hall of worship near the... "I was Let's said. wasshoi ' and impressive scenery with visitors. The shrine is dedicated to the amenominacanuci. Did you mean Kanto. When you convert float direction off the wheel "kneeling".. Dashing improves the sound of drums signals end fitting the wheel, forward floats. This moment is. If I met in the jinba, dedication of soy food. There should be a good thing.
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  • Festival, performances are heroic. In the Edo period was the attraction of the silk city. It is an exhilarating Festival. There are led to a sericultural Kagura. Chichibu was a major producer of silk. Chichibu incident occurred. The Meiji Government was a series of mismanagement.
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  • HIDARI jingoro in sunlight Tosho-gu shrine of dragon tattoo is famous for. Look at talk listen monkey look take a look at. Fortune 浮kideru in water, also suggested it is. May fit on the Chichibu night Festival Hall
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  • It is very impressive, such as brightly colored sculptures and thick sacred. This is an archetype of the tourism in Chichibu.
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