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  • Mitsumine-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    339 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Mitsumine 298-1
    Mitsumine-jinja Shrine (literally meaning “three peaks shrine”), so called by that name because of the three peaks of Mt. Kumotori, Mt. Shiraiwa and Mt. Myohogatake which can be seen overlooking the eastern side of the shrine are beautifully positioned in a line. The god worshipped at the shrine is in fact Gokenzoku, the wolf and so the shrine is affectionately known as the Oinusama, meaning “honorable wolf deity”. There is also Mitsumineyama Museum in the shrine’s precincts with exhibits and treasures relating to mountain worship and temple retreat on display.

    I visited Mitsumine at the end of 2016 with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This year we were back in Tokyo and we both wanted to go back - not least because we missed part of...

  • Chichibu-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    218 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Bambamachi 1-3
    The ancient and historic Chichibu-jinja Shrine, is a Saitama Prefecture designated Tangible Cultural Property, famous for its well preserved main hall, gifted by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1592. The Chichibu Night Festival, held annually on December 3, is a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property, and is one of the Big Three Japanese Shrine Float Festivals along with the Gion Festival in Kyoto and Hida Takayama Festivals in Gifu Prefecture.

    A shrine with over 2100 years of history, rebuilt in the 1500s by Ieyasu is well preserved. The outside walls of the temple has exquisite carvings. Lots of tigers featured since Ieyasu was born in...

  • Hijiri-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Kuroya 2191
    "A Shinto shrine located in Kuroya, Chichibu City. The surrounding area is known for having produced ""nikiakagane"" in 708, a native form of copper which was presented to the then Empress, and this served the opportunity for changing Era name to Wado and casting Japan's first coinage, the Wadokaichin. This shrine was built in dedication to this coinage and even today it attracts worshippers seeking improved financial fortunes."

    この神社へは数年前から訪問しています。謂れ所以は既報の通り。信じるかどうかはご自由ですが私は御利益がありました。高級外車が買えるくらいでしょうか。御礼参りも忘れずに。

  • Hodosan-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 1828
    Hodosan-jinja Shrine with its soothing atmosphere is blessed by the gracefully shaped Mt. Hodo and the beauty of its four seasons. The shrine buildings include the Honden (main sanctuary), Heiden (hall of offerings), and Haiden (hall of worship), constructed in the Gongen-zukuri style. There are many wooden carvings, including the “Nijushiko,” on the transoms. The kami enshrined here with beautiful statues are virtuous ones offering protection against fire and theft.
  • Chichibu Onsen Mangan no Yu
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    3.5
    61 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunminanomachi Shimohinozawa 4000
    Opened in 1997, Chichibu Onsen Mangan no Yu is a popular hot spring where you can enjoy three outdoor hot spring baths to revel in the natural scenery of the four seasons in Chichibu, as well as an indoor bath with large windows overlooking a purely Japanese-style garden. You can gaze at Mangantaki Falls from the three different outdoor baths. Try from a selection of more than 30 different local and seasonal dishes.

    泉質良くてリーズナブル。 17時を過ぎれば200円引きの600円で入れます。 ※皆野寄居有料道路(420円)の通行券を見せても同額の割引が受けられますよ。 今回も登山の後17時過ぎに利用しました。 あっつあつの硬派なお湯に全身が包まれ疲れた体を十分にほぐすことができました。 今回は飲食のメニュー写真を追加アップしました。

  • Cafe Sun Base.
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Omiya 4960-2
    A cafe located in Omiya, Chichibu City. The cafe's menu includes a weekly macrobiotic special plate meal made with organic brown rice and other select ingredients and without the use of any animal-derived foods or chemical flavorings.

    体に良い、マクロビのお店。 店内入ると、女性が好きそうな内装。 天井も高く開放感がありました。 ランチはおいしく満足して帰りました。

  • LOVERS Cafe
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Honnokami 742-1
    A cafe with a stylish facade located in Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. The cafe's French toast, made from croissants, is particularly popular. The cafe also serves cakes and other desserts, drinks, and pastas and a variety of other food. Inside, visitors will find a showcase filled with breads and cakes available for takeout. There are books, magazines, and picture books in the cafe area which customers may read at their leisure.

    長瀞にあるお洒落なイタリアンカフェです。 店内のペンダント照明が綺麗で、トイレにはミニ薔薇の小物や香りが演出されていて、お洒落です^ ^ カフェメニューも充実していて、ドリンクの他にもジェラートやパスタなどイタリアンを気軽に楽しめるようになっています。 新聞や雑誌なども用意されていて、ブランチや長居するのに最適なカフェです。

  • MAPLE BASE
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunoganomachi Nagaru 1129-1
    A maple syrup production factory located in Chichibu Muse Park in Nagaru, Ogano Town, Chichibu County. The facility researches maple syrup production and visitors can view the production equipment. There's also an adjoining cafe and a shop selling original merchandise and foods made with maple syrup.

    ミューズパーク内のスポーツの森のテニスコート奥にひっそりあります。 地場産のメープルシロップを使ったスイーツを提供しています。パンケーキやジェラート等の手作りスイーツはそこそこお手頃価格です。 パンケーキは1枚か3枚かを選べるので、たくさん種類を食べたい方にも、ちょっとだけ食べたい方にもいいですね。 テラス席ではワンちゃんも同席OKのようです。せっかくのテラス席ですが、作りかけなのでしょうか?景観...

  • PUBLIC BAR Te・Airigh
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Miyakawachou 8-4 1st Ishida Building 1F
    "A bar located a one-minute walk from Chichibu Station in Miyakawa-cho, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture. The bar serves Western liquors such as single malt whiskies, as well as sweets made by a patissier. The bar also designates the first of the month as ""Ichiro's Malt Day"" and serves Chichibu Distillery's Ichiro's Malt and Grain as well as a special menu."
  • WATAGE CAFE & DININGBAR
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Miyakawachou 6-4
    A cafe, restaurant, and bar situated along Prefectural Route 208 in Miyakawa-cho, Chichibu City. The restaurant's food menu consists of dishes just like mom used to make, including waffles, pizzas, and pastas made with Japanese ingredients and spices. Lunch menu selections include grilled chicken; an oven-baked hamburg steak limited to five customers a day; and seasonal dishes.
  • Ashigakubo Valley International Fishing Spot
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunyokozemachi Ashigakubo 1028
    A mountain stream fishing ground situated along National Route 299 in Ashigakubo, Yokoze Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. Here visitors can enjoy fly fishing and fishing with live bait and lures in a lush, naturally beautiful area. Visitors can bring the trout, char, and other fish they catch to the facility's restaurant to have it prepared for them; the establishment also serves river fish dishes, dishes made with ground dear and other meats, and udon and soba noodles. Visitors can also barbecue along the riverside.
  • Fossil Museum of Ogano
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunoganomachi Shimogano 453
    A museum located in Shimoogano, Ogano Town, Chichibu County. The museum displays fossils found in the area, including a skeleton of the curious Paleoparadoxia; and the fossil remains of a Chichibusawara, a large fish which was recently recognized as a heretofore undiscovered species. Visitors can also see the Yobake, a large rock outcrop designated a National Natural Monument, from the museum grounds.

    小鹿野周辺で発掘された化石や世界各地の動植物の化石が展示されています。教科書で見たことがある三葉虫やアンモナイトの化石も見られます。 圧巻は「パレオパラドキシア」の骨格標本です。玄関を入ると正面に展示されています。 入場料は300円、小鹿野町の中心から歩くとかなり距離がありますので、車の利用がお薦めです。

  • Oyasumidokoro Kuu & Kan
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Bambamachi 15-5
    A cafe located in Banba-machi, Chichibu City. The cafe is divided into two spaces-Kuu, which is equipped with a therapy room, Japanese-style rental room, and seminar room; and Kan, which has a lounge and art gallery. The cafe serves several varieties of teas and coffee as well as food and sweets.

    秩父でぶらぶらしてる時意外発見した店だ。平日のせいかもしれませんが、お客様は誰もいなくて本当に自分の家にいる感じで、子供は嬉しかった。 海外からのお茶もいっぱいあってとても美味しかった、店主も結構優しい人だ、お茶しか注文してないのに高級なブドウをご馳走した。 暑い昼間でのんびり過ごした、こんなに素敵な店なのにお客様がすぐないのは悲しいだ。

  • Garden Restaurant Sakura Nagatoro
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 417-1
    A restaurant situated along Kitasakura-dori Street in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The restaurant serves ni-hachi soba noodles made by hand with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour, Joshu Wagyu beef dishes, and seasonal tempura. Diners can enjoy the scenery of the Arakawa River and, in spring, the numerous cherry trees growing along Kitasakura-dori Street. In summer, the cafe offers Japanese-style barbecuing in its terrace seating area (advance reservation required).

    月の石もみじ公園で紅葉狩りの後ワンコとランチしました、ガーデンレストラン桜ながとろさんですテラス席はワンコOKなので一緒にランチ出来ますがワンコメニューは無かったのですがワンコ用のお水は出してくれました、ざる蕎麦と上州牛の炙りセットを注文です蕎麦は国産そば粉の二八蕎麦で量は普通盛り上州牛の炙りは2枚しか付かないのでちょっと物足りないので天ぷらの盛合せを追加注文です、地元の野菜と海老又は魚とメニュー...

  • Kanute
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 487-3
    A canoe tour company located in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The company offers canoe and kayak tours in Nagatoro. Customers can choose between full day and half day courses; all courses require an advance reservation. Note that tour goers must assemble at the Kanute Tamayodo Base situated along the Saikai Highway in Sueno, Yorii Town, Osato County, Saitama Prefecture.

    川縁から紅葉を眺めたく半日カヤックにチャレンジ。思ったほど真っ直ぐに漕げず悪戦苦闘しましたが、SLと紅葉の景色は最高でした。スタッフのおじさん方も気さくです。自分で写真撮る暇ありませんので、おじさん方にお任せしましょう。後日ウェブに無料でアップしてくれます。次回は夏に。

  • Chichibu Karaage Kisuke Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Doujoumachi 8-19 Kiyokawa Building 1F
    "This restaurant is located in Dojomachi Town, Chichibu City. For lunch, you pick your main dish and then salads, sidedishes, which are primarily local vegetables, and curry is provided as a buffet. For dinner, they provide Asian cuisine in the form of appetizers, noodle dishes and rice dishes besides Japanese set meal. The ""tenohirakaraage (Fried chicken of palm size)"", for which you can choose from various sauces, is famous. The restaurant features a kid's space, and offers a kid's menu."
  • Grandex Nagatoro Base
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Ido 511-1
    "A river rafting tour company situated along Prefectural Route 82 in Ido, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The company offers a variety of outdoor activity tours, including rafting on the Arakawa River, standard and ""monster"" sized (group) stand up paddle boarding on a nearby lake or mountain stream, and mountain biking. The company's Nagatoro Base facility has changing rooms and showers as well as a barbecue ground."
  • Sobadokoro Misato
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunminanomachi Kanasaki 32-1
    "A restaurant serving vaunted handmade soba noodles located in Minano Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture a five-minute walk from Kami-Nagatoro Station. The restaurant's slippery, firm, and thin soba noodles go well with its kurumijiru chestnut dipping sauce. Particularly popular are the ""Maitake Ten-zaru"" noodles, which come with crisp Chichibu-grown maitake mushroom tempura."

    秩父と言えば蕎麦ですが、今まで何度も通う秩父での蕎麦はあまり食べ比べてなく、秩父駅から上流のお気に入りの2、3店に拘っていましたが、今回は長瀞地域の蕎麦屋を目指して足を運びました。しかし、シルバーウイークの真っ只中とあって、同地域は川下りの観光客で大混雑、目指した数店は長蛇の列でギブアップ。少し上った所にここ「味里」を見つけましたが、人気の店とあって駐車場はいっぱいで店外にも待ち人数人、約40分待...

  • Sobadokoro Uchida
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 1503
    "A soba restaurant located a one-minute walk from Kami-Nagatoro Station in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. The restaurant serves noodles made by hand using flour stone milled at slow speeds from high quality buckwheat. The ""Kinoko Tsukejiru Soba"" noodles, which come with a soup made with Chichibu grown mushrooms for dipping; and the summer only ""Yuki Warisoba,"" topped with pure, shaved ice from Asami Reizo, are particularly popular."
  • Chichibu-Meisen Museum
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Kumagimachi 28-1
    A museum dedicated to Chichibu-Meisen silk located in Kumagi-machi, Chichibu City. The museum contains examples of antique meisen silk, looms and other production equipment, materials on the history of Chichibu textiles, and old posters. The museum also works pass on the techniques of Chichibu Meisen. Visitors can try katazome stencil dyeing and weaving cloth by hand, or check out the museum shop. The museum's main building and factory building were originally built as the Saitama Prefectural Chichibu Industrial Testing Station in the early Showa period and are designated National Tangible Cultural Properties.

    Kids could try making pattern by dyeing the handkerchief or T-shirt. We didn't have a lot of time so we tried only the Handkerchief. The staff doesn't speak English but could demonstrate well without...

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