Dec/2 - 3, 2019 Chichibu Night Festival

Sightseeing information about Dec/2 - 3, 2019 Chichibu Night Festival in Japan.

Dec/2 - 3, 2019 Chichibu Night Festival4.4

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 from 12/2 '19 to 12/3 '19


The Chichibu Night Festival is the annual festival for Chichibu Shrine in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture.
This festival is considered one of the three major float festivals along with Kyoto Gion Festival and Hida Takayama Festival, and registered as world cultural heritage in 2016.
The festival features 20-ton weigh 4 floats and 2 decorative big Kasaboko floats.The floats are skillfully carved and richly colored and has a back curtain embroidered with gold thread. These are designated as important tangible cultural properties.
The highlight of the festival is the float's parade with 200 people on the second day. The heavy floats are hoisted up the Dango-zaka slopes to the plaza by city hall, with taiko drum beat and flutes sound.
Venue: Chichibu Shrine
Address: 1-3 Banbamachi, Chichibu City, Saitama

And the fireworks display is another attraction. On Dec.2nd, between 19:00 through 20:00, a single firework and star-mines will be launched. And on Dec.3rd, about 7,000 fireworks including Fireworks Competition and Colorful Starmines are set off between 19:30 through 22:00.
Venue: Hitsujiyama Park
Access: Chichibu Station on Chichibu Railway or Seibu-Chichibu Station on Seibu-Chichibu Railway

PurposeFestivals,parade,world heritage,Traditional folk,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Chichibu Sta. (about 200m) Google Transit


4.0a year ago

This place was interesting, my partner and I got to see the omikoshi (festival floats), a short video showing the festival, and then we saw a 3D video about the festivals in Chichibu. However it's all in Japanese. There is one section of the museum on the second floor that explains the Chichibu night festival in English. It's really interesting. I'd say go, why not?

500 yen per person. There is a gift shop, and a stage where I assume there are musical performances? I didn't get to see that though.

5.0a year ago

One of my favorite museums I've ever visited. Beautiful float exhibits, a cool 3D mini documentary, mikoshi, festival wear, etc. Well worth a visit.

4.03 months ago


2.03 months ago

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