Chichibu Night Festival
(Chichibu Yomatsuri)


Visit one of the most famous float festival in Japan
(A UNESCO World Intangible Heritage festival)

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2023 : 2nd-3rd, December *Same days every year


*Dates and times checked with tourist office 22nd Nov 2023.

Festival Times & Schedule

Information (2023)

Dec 2nd ( 10:00- 20:00 )

 6 floats parade : 19:00-22:00

 Fireworks : 19:00 – 20:00

Dec 3rd – 10:00- 22:00 

 6 floats parade : 9:00-24:00 (Climax around 7pm-10 pm)

 Fireworks 19:00 to 22:00

*Dates and times have NOT been confirmed by the organizer. Dates and times are also subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

*Dates and times checked with tourist office 22nd Nov 2023.



How to enjoy the Chichibu Night Festival

Picturesque scenery (Great for Instagram pics!)

Fun for a group of friends

Fun for solo travelers

Experience Traditional Japan

Enjoy a Full day

Taste a wide range of festival food (from early afternoon)

Walk around town

🎆🏮Brilliant Fireworks and Colorful Lanterns.
Visit Chichibu for a Dazzling Night Festival! 🏮🎆

The ✨Chichibu Night Festival which is known for its energetic and colorful vibes😍,  will surely be an exciting experience during your winter trip to Japan!

With an astonishing 300-year history, Chichibu Night Festival features exquisite floats🎉, charming paper lanterns🏮, splendid fireworks🎆, and many more fun winter festivities throughout 2 days✨!

Don’t miss the evening of December 3rd. Right before the fireworks🎆, the humongous floats are pulled all the way up the Dangozaka hill😮😍!!

What to do nearby Chichibu Night Festival?

Local recommendations

Access (How to get to Chichibu Night Festival)

From Tokyo


Chichibu Shrine (秩父神社)
1-3 Banbamachi, Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture 368-0041)
〒368-0041 埼玉県秩父市番場町1−3

By Train

From Chichibu Station (JR Line)

or Seibu Chichibu Station (Seibu Chichibu Railway)

3 minutes on foot from Chichibu Station on the Chichibu Railway OR 10 minutes on foot from Seibu Chichibu Station on the Seibu Chichibu Railway.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

50 minutes from Hanazono IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.

(We highly recommend you use public transport as the traffic can get heavy and parking spaces are limited during the festival)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Chichibu Omotenashi Tourism Organization directly.

Tel: +81 0494-26-6260

Email: Contact via Email (External Link)


Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

UNESCO Festivals near tokyo  (Internal Link – English)

About Chichibu Night Festival  (External Link – English)

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