Chichibu Winter Fireworks

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Chichibu Winter Fireworks (秩父夜祭花火) is one of the winter fireworks happens at Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. It is held as one of the main features of Chichibu Night Festival. There are many beautiful fireworks during the traditional festival that held on December 3 and registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
The parade starts around 19:00.
No public transportation because it holds at night.
There are many food stands.

0. at Chichibu Station.
1. walk to Chichibu Shrine.

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Chichibu Winter Fireworks
Chichibu Yomatsuri is one of the three major parade float festivals in Japan. It happens on December 3, at Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.

There are 6 great traditional parade floats that travel through the town of Chichibu from Chichibu Shrine. This festival starts in the middle of Edo period, and has over 200 years of history. Those float called Yatai in Japanese will be decorated with many lanterns that lit the night of Chichibu.

Also, during the festival, many local cultural performances such as Kabuki will be demonstrated. During the parade, there are beautiful winter fireworks that have a great harmony of the night of Chichibu.

This festival is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.