Known for its awe-inspiring scenery and the Kannon Pilgrimage, Chichibu’s natural charm and cultural heritage invites people from around the world to experience the beauty of Japan. With the slogan “CHICHIBU WELCOMES ALL Heartfelt Invitation to you – Beyond mere words –”, residents and past visitors are excited to share their favorite memories of Chichibu and inspire more travelers to stop by in the future confidently. By that time, meeting the kind-hearting people of Chichibu will be like reuniting with an old friend.
In order to give foreign tourists a warm welcome, Chichibu Omotenashi Tourism Organization will launch the “CHICHIBU WELCOMES ALL Heartfelt Invitation to you – Beyond mere words -” promotional event from end of January 2020.
Foreign tourists who visit Chichibu City, Yokoze Town, Minano Town, Nagatoro Town, and Ogano Town during the duration of the event and shop at participating stores are entitled to special gifts or discounts by simply scanning a QR code within the store and presenting it! Look forward to a trip filled with surprises!
The charms of Chichibu’s nature and culture are only a 77-min ride by Limited Express from Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Enjoy savings on the Seibu Railway with the SEIBU 1Day Pass and SEIBU 1Day Pass + Nagatoro!
Chichibu city surrounded by mountains, such as Mt. Buko with most of its natural areas a designated natural park. And also, it is a home to a swath of rich heritage including many ancient shrines and temples.
Located along the Arakawa river in the mountains of the Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture, is the town of Nagatoro, a picturesque nature paradise that flaunts its assets throughout the year.
Just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo lies the bucolic town of Chichibu, that with its abundant nature consisting of mountains and rivers, makes for a pleasant day trip to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the metropolis.
Chichibu is located in Saitama prefecture, less than 80 minutes away from the capital by train. Anyone in need of a green escape from the concrete buildings of Tokyo will enjoy a day trip to Chichibu.
Designed by world-renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima, Laview features a distinctively round front, spacious cars, luxury seats that come with electrical outlets, and free Wi-Fi throughout the train.