Sounded Festival Music under the winter sky Powerful “Chichibu Night Festival” and the relaxation at the inn with the Japanese atmosphere
Chichibu City takes about 80 minutes by limited express from Ikebukuro, the central Tokyo, and locates in the northwest part of Saitama Prefecture.
It is known as the largest city in Saitama Prefecture and having rich nature.
“Chichibu Night Festival” was held from every 12/1 to 12/6.
This festival has high statue and traditions; it has more than 300 years of history, and designated as both National Cultural Property and UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
During this festival period, most impressive things are brave parade floats with lanterns held on 12/2 and 12/3, and “Winter Fireworks Display” held in Hitsujiyama Park to show about 7,000 fireworks.
Last year, about 380,000 tourists visited there to feel the heated atmosphere of the festival.
Powerful “Floats’ passing-each-other” was seen on 12/2 only, and each float is about to hit to go.
On 12/3, it was impressive to see more than 12t of floats are pulled to climb a steep slope named Dangozaka.
Festival musics are sounded from the morning, dances and play stands are gorgeous, and branches are flourishing with a lot of people during Chichibu Night Festival.
Also, it is able to see powerful parade floats in close, so it is fulfilled with attractions of Japanese festivals.
You should see the fireworks as its climax!
After this exciting festival, you can relax at the inn with Japanese atmosphere.
There are a lot of historical inns in Chichibu, and these are popular to feel the best healing.
There are inns with the Japanese atmosphere to spend relaxing and silent time; the one is rebuilt from the old farmer’s house and has a cauldron bath boiled firewood, and the other one with the very Japanese-style locates in the mountain and has the fireside with a warm fire.
Please enjoy the attractions as Japan by the warm tatami in the Japanese room and comfortable feeling to lie on the tatami.
Why don’t you experience exciting and brave Chichibu Night Festival and relax time in the inn in Chichibu in December?
It is very cold, so that please make sure you will protect yourself against cold weather!
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