[Coming Soon] The Experience of pulling a float at the Chichibu Night Festival, one of the three major float festivals in Japan.

Date of Operation, one day only, December 2nd, Saturday, with multilingual guides.

3H ¥7,500~ Culture
1.5H from Tokyo

The Chichibu Night Festival boasts a rich history spanning approximately 300 years. It is renowned as one of Japan's three major float festivals and earned its place on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2017.
Why not immerse yourself in the allure of this historic festival? At its heart are six splendid floats, with the float-pulling experience being the most cherished aspect. This unique opportunity allows you to join hands with locals in moving the exquisite floats, dating back to the 1700s, creating unforgettable memories.
Knowledgeable guides are available to share fascinating tales about the Chichibu region and the Chichibu Night Festival in multiple languages. Discover the festival's stories that resonate in every nook and cranny of this vibrant community, gaining insight into the profound connection between Chichibu's residents and the festival.

Furthermore, you can enhance your festival experience by delving into the background of how the people of Chichibu have coexisted harmoniously with this grand tradition. As an added bonus, you'll receive original tenugui (hand towels) and work gloves as souvenirs during the float-pulling activity.

Day's Itinerary
(1) Guided tour of Chichibu and explanation of the Chichibu Night Festival (30 mins)
(2) Tour and guide of Chichibu Shrine (10 mins)
(3) Float pulling experience (120 mins)

Recommended point

The Chichibu Night Festival holds a prestigious status as one of Japan's three major float festivals and consistently garners significant attention, making it one of the nation's most renowned and celebrated festivals.

Recommended point

Participating in the float-pulling experience, an opportunity typically reserved for Chichibu residents, is a precious chance to truly become a part of the Chichibu Night Festival. This inclusive activity is open to everyone, regardless of age, offering both adults and children the chance to revel in the joy of pulling a float alongside the local community.

Recommended point

Our guides will regale you with tales of the Chichibu area and the Chichibu Night Festival in a variety of languages. By delving into these stories, you can enhance your festival experience, gaining insights into the festival's deep-rooted connection with the local community and the historical backdrop of how the people of Chichibu have coexisted harmoniously with this grand tradition, even in the most intimate corners of their lives.

Kindly take note of the following cancellation charges that will be applied in the event of a cancellation attributable to the customer:

3 days before the event : 50%.
Day before to the day of the event : 100%.
Cancellation without prior notice : 100%.

Address

1-16, Nozaka-cho, Chichibu, Saitama 368-0033, Japan

Access Information

Meeting Point : Seibu-Chichibu Station
We kindly request that you gather in front of the ticket gates at Seibu-Chichibu Station, located on the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line.

Phone number

0494-26-6260

Business hours

Please meet at 11:00 AM
Participants arriving late without prior notice may not be permitted to join the activity.

Regular holidays and closed days

This event is exclusively held on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Charges

7,500 Yen

Parking Information

Please use the nearby pay parking facilities.

Remarks

・Please ensure you have lunch on your own before the activity.
・You have the option to use the baggage storage before the start of the experience. After, you are free to leave at your convenience, but we kindly request that you collect your stored belongings by 5:00 PM
・Please wear comfortable shoes for the activity.

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