Chichibu Yomatsuri (The Night Festival of Chichibu), Saitama

The “Chichibu Yomatsuri” (the night festival of Chichibu) is one of three major beautiful festivals or three major floats festivals in Japan along with the “Takayama Matsuri Festival” held in Hida and “Gion Matsuri Festival” held in Kyoto City.


It has more than 300 years of history. The Yoimiya Festival (Festival of eve) is held every December 2, and the Taisai Festival (Grand Festival) is held every December 3. This festival reaches its climax in the night of December 3.


Six of the Kasaboko and the Yatai (both are festival cars), which has been designated as an significant folk cultural asset, are pulled in the festival. On December 3, Chichibu is filled with many tourists.


The annual festival of the Chichibu Shinto shrine known as “Chichibu Yomatsuri” with the gorgeous kasaboko and yatai being drawn throughout the town, magnificent “yataibayashi” (music of festival), fireworks coloring a night sky, and festival dance, continued to attract audiences for a long time.




Name:Chichibu Yomatsuri (The Night Festival of Chichibu)
Adresse:Miyakawacho 14 Chichibu, Saitama 368-0046 Japan
Access:Chichibu-Tetsudo Line “Chichibu-eki Station” (1 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)494-22-0262 (Chichibu-Jinja Shrine)
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