Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan


Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan

An exhibition center where Chichibu Yomatsuri, one of Japan's three major hikiyama (float) festivals, is introduced through historical material and a live performance.

Chichibu Yomatsuri is a famous religious service at Chichibu Shrine and one of Japan's three major float festivals along with Kyoto Gion Festival and Hida Takayama Festival. It developed in the mid-Edo period with the silk trade, when Chichibu was a centre of production. The festival, held every December 3, is packed with spectators enjoying the gorgeous kasaboko (large umbrellas adorned with halberds) and yatai (floats) paraded through the streets, followed by grand fireworks illuminating the evening skies. Floats, curtains, sculptures, historical material and live performances can all be viewed at Chichibu Matsurikan. The main attraction is a festival re-enactment featuring high-tech lighting and a powerful ensemble. An 11-minute walk from Seibu Chichibu Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line.


  • Address

    2-8, Banbamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041

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  • Nearest Station
    Chichibu Station
    ・ Chichibu Railway
    3 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed
    The 4th Tue. of the month,The 5th Tue. of the month
    If a national holiday falls on the 4th and 5th Tuesday of the month, then we are open, and December 29th – January 1st.