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Chichibu Yomatsuri

1-3 Bambamachi, Chichibu 368-0041, Saitama Prefecture
+81 494-21-2277
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Exceptional Festival

This festival has absolutely everything one would expect from a Japanese festival: fireworks... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
InterpidTourist
Very impressive floats

Chichibu Shrine is the gathering place for the start of their famous Chichibu Dec 2 & 3 festival... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
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The Chichibu Yomatsuri is a spectacular festival held in the dead of winter. Ornate floats take to the streets of the city, decorated with carved wood, embroidered tapestries, and cascades of paper lanterns. Drum and flute music accompany their procession around town, and when they reach their final destination for the evening, it ignites a two-and-a-half hour fireworks display. Revelers warm their hands against helpings of delicious fried food and sweet wine, sold by the many merchant's stalls that pop up around the festival.
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  • Very good59%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“grand finale” (2 reviews)
“food stalls” (4 reviews)
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1-3 Bambamachi, Chichibu 368-0041, Saitama Prefecture
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+81 494-21-2277
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This festival has absolutely everything one would expect from a Japanese festival: fireworks, floats, food stalls, and performances, all in winter to boot. Fireworks happen continuously from 6pm to 10pm, becoming more extravagant as it gets later (10pm is the grand finale). The food stalls...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Chichibu Shrine is the gathering place for the start of their famous Chichibu Dec 2 & 3 festival featuring Unesco heritage intangibles. Some of the floats has a history of 300+ years and have exquisite embroidery and carvings. The dates of Dec 2 and 3...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

great place to enjoy firework, the music match the designed firework, really nice art work 像是電影一般的場景,設計非常好的煙火搭配完美的音樂,一輩子都忘不了的美麗。很多好吃的攤販和非常美麗的神轎遊行,讓人非常難忘。

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It was a great festival that I've ever been. There were many traditional street food and so crowded. Although many people came to this festival, the officers were everywhere to make the safe environment for tourists.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Night Festival itself was a very exiting experience and a pleasant change from the activities in the centre of Tokyo. Big and impressive Fireworks lasted the whole evening starting around 7.30 p.m. The "parade" stars around 8.00 p.m. as well and lasts until 10 -...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We visited Chichibu in December for the Yomatsuri. The festival is centered around the shrine which is a short walk from the station. The day before the main festival, on the 2nd, there was a lot of activity at the shrine. Floats were parked right...More

5  Thank hfot2
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