Chichibu AreaChichibu City
Chichibu Night Festival
A regularly held festival of Chichibu Shrine, a sōja of Chichibu (shrine enshrining multiple gods). The festival is counted as “Japan’s Three Great Hikiyama Festivals,” along with Kyoto’s Gion Festival and Hida’s Takayama Festival, taking place on December 2nd and 3rd of every year. On the day of the festival, two splendid Kasaboko (parasol floats) and four stalls are pulled through town. The third night is the climax of the event; the Kasaboko and the stalls, weighing roughly 20 tons, are pulled up a steep hill in a great display of power.
In 2016, “Chichibu Festival’s Float Event and Sacred Music and Dance” was registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
- Chichibu Night Festival
- Date and time
- December 2nd, 3rd
- Around Chichibu Shrine
- Train: Chichibu Railway “Chichibu Station”, Seibu Railway “Seibu Chichibu Station”
Car: There are a few temporary parking spaces. For more information, please refer to the website.
- Contact information
- (One Venture) Chichibu Tourism Association Chichibu Branch