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Chichibu City Hall and Rekishi Bunka Densho-kan (Central Public Hall)Base Facility

Chichibu City Hall and Rekishi Bunka Densho-kan (Central Public Hall)

At the 1st floor entrance of Chichibu City Hall and the 1st floor of the adjacent Rekishi Bunka Densho-kan (Central Public Hall), there is an exhibition corner about Chichibu Geopark. Tourist information is available at the Tourism Division Helpdesk.

Chichibu City Hall and Rekishi Bunka Densho-kan (Central Public Hall)
Chichibu City Hall and Rekishi Bunka Densho-kan (Central Public Hall)

Kamenoko Ishi (Turtle Stone)

Kamenoko Ishi (Turtle Stone)

On the south side of the Chichibu City Hall is the Chichibu Park. This park has a mysterious small shrine where there is a pair of tori. This is a sacred place where, on the night of the Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival) held on December 3, a ritual is carried out after six floats along with a procession from the shrine gather together.

There is a legend that, at the Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival), the goddess of Chichibu Shrine and the god of Mount Buko secretly date together once a year, and they meet at this location. At the center of the building is what is known as Kamenoko Ishi (Turtle Stone), and it is a reiju (sacred beast) like a turtle called Gembu on which the goddess sits.

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Chichibu Matsuri Hall
Chichibu Matsuri Hall
In addition to an elaborate and luxurious float that is put on display, a projection mapping device and 3D theater allow visitors to experience the festival through sound and images.
Chichibu Shrine
Chichibu Shrine
This is one of the Chichibu Sanja (three shrines of Chichibu), and it is located at the center of the Chichibu region. The shrine building is known for the beauty of its elaborate carvings and graceful shape. The famous Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival) is regularly held at this shrine.
Chichibu Meisen Museum
Chichibu Meisen Museum
This is a facility to learn about the history of the traditional kimono “Chichibu Meisen” and the woven fabrics of Chichibu. It has preserved the building used for an industrial testing station constructed in 1930.
Mt. Buko Museum
Mt. Buko Museum
This is a museum that passes on the history of Mount Buko—a mountain that had been a place of worship and a place for sekkaigan saikutsu (limestone mining) for a long time—to the present. (Inside Hitsujiyama Park)
Access
Train: 3-minute walk from Seibu Railway Seibu-Chichibu Station or 2-minute walk from Chichibu Railway Ohanabatake Station.
Sites nearby/Base facility
Remains of Chichibu Nouko Koto Gakko (Seibu-Chichibu Station)Chichibu Tourist Information CenterChichibu Shrine Hahasonomori5:Hitsujiyama Park (Middle Terrace)

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