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Crispy Japanese sweets stuffed with rich red bean fillings - Chichibu Hahaso Taiyaki

Located on the main road that leads to Chichibu Shrine, this popular family-geared taiyaki shop serves all-time favorites for sit down or take-out orders. Their sweet-but-not-too-sweet taiyaki is crispy on the outside and irresistibly moist on the inside. The second-generation owner is so welcoming and hospitable that French tourists have given her the nickname “Japanese mama.”

Get a 50 JPY discount off a cup of coffee

・Hours:11:30am – 6:30pm ・Close: Tuesdays (Except when national holidays fall on a Tuesday)Google Map ・Cashless Payment: Available (PayPay only) ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available

Gourmet cuisine made from freshly selected Chichibu ingredients – Sabo Restaurant Shunkashuto
Get a complimentary serving of homemade Japanese sweets with your meal
・Hours:11am – 5pm (L.O. 4:30pm) ・Close: Wednesday Google Map ・Homepage: www.shunka2009.com (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Must-eat mouthwatering Chichibu pork bowls – KANOKO
Get complimentary cough drop candies with your visit
・Hours: Lunch 11am – 2pm, Dinner 5pm – 6:30pm ・Close: Check homepage for information on days closed Google Map ・Homepage: nishichichibu.or.jp/taberu/ (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Don’t miss these refreshing, chewy soba noodles – Musashiya-Honten
Get a complimentary cup of coffee and Soba Karinto(Japanese candy) made from soba flour with your meal
・Hours: Store 9am – 6pm, Restaurant 11am – 4pm ・Close: Tuesdays Google Map ・Homepage: www.chichibu-soba.com (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available (Paypay only) ・Free WiFi: Available (Softbank Wi-Fi only)
The sweet potato delicacy that will have you begging for more – Chichibuan Tamakiya
Get a 5% discount on your total with any purchase
・Hours: 9am – 8pm ・Close: Closing days are irregular Google Map ・Homepage: tamakiya.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free WiFi: Not Available

With a history of over half a century, PARLOUR Koizumi maintains a nostalgic and quaint décor that reminds one of the good old days. Another thing that hasn’t changed much since day one is their recipes. While here, do order a cup of freshly brewed special blend coffee to go with Japanese style Neapolitan spaghetti, homemade Salisbury steak, signature sandwich, or pudding with a sundae.

Get a complimentary serving of ice cream with your meal by showing this pamphlet

・Hours: 10am – 8pm ・Close: Third Thursday of every month (May be closed without prior notice) Google Map ・Homepage: parakoizumi1967.crayonsite.net (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free WiFi: Not Available

Oku-Chichibu’s specialty sushi iwana awaits your presence – mina-zushi
Get a complimentary serving of Japanese roll omelet on a stick and a preserved Chichibu vegetable dish with an order of Chichibu sushi
・Hours: 11am – 9pm ・Close: Closing days are irregular Google Map ・Homepage: minazushi.ciao.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free WiFi: Not Available

This fabulous Italian restaurant, specializing in country cooking, uses as many as 150 different kinds of flavorful vegetables grown by the chef in his garden. The chef’s love for Chichibu and food is evident in every plate, ranging from pizza made from self-made flour to pasta with a dash of original flavor. While in Chichibu, do drop by to taste the natural goodness in these Italian dishes!

Get a free upgrade of locally-grown vegetables with your meal

・Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2pm (L.O. 1:30pm, only available on weekends and holiday), Dinner 5pm – 10pm (L.O. 9:30pm) ・Close: Wednesdays and Thursdays Google Map ・Homepage: www.salvagest.jp (Japanese) *Multilingual information is available on gurunavi.com ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free WiFi: Available

This ramen joint has been open for more than 60 years and is a popular place to have a steaming bowl of noodles in Chichibu. Their signature ramen consists of thin noodles in either miso or soy sauce flavor soup, topped with stir-fried pork belly slices and plenty of chopped green onions. It has won the heart of both locals and tourists from afar, so don’t miss the chance to savor this exceptional dish while here.

Get two complimentary pork belly slices with an order of ramen

・Hours: 11am – 4pm (Weekdays), 11pm – 7pm (Weekends) *May close early if all the noodles are sold out ・Close: Wednesdays Google Map ・Homepage: www.chintatsusoba.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free WiFi: Not Available

Japanese whisky has been in the world’s spotlight for quite a few years now. Located nearby Chichibu Station, this atmospheric whisky bar offers both well-known Japanese whisky brands and lesser-known labels such as Ichiro’s Malt from the Chichibu Distillery. With a serene and sophisticated vibe, it is the ideal destination for adults to enjoy a night of good whisky and exquisite desserts made by professional pastry chefs.

Get a free whisky item with your visit

・Hours: 5pm – 12am (L.O. 11:30pm) ・Close: Wednesdays Google Map ・Homepage: blog.livedoor.jp/airigh/ (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free WiFi: Available

Freshly prepared genuine Indian curry – INDIAN CURRY HOUSE CHICHIBU GANESH
Get a complimentary serving of a non-alcohol drink with your visit
・Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5pm – 8:30pm ・Close: Wednesdays Google Map ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available
Fried pork cutlets and udon noodles with a Chichibu twist – Tourist Table Kamanoue Chichibu USAGIDA SHOKUDO
Get a complimentary serving of Italian gelato made using locally-produced milk or fruits with your visit (480 JPY per scoop)
・Hours: 11am – 4pm (L.O. 3pm) *Hours for the service center and shops: 10am – 5pm ・Close: Mondays (Close on Tuesday if a national holiday falls on Monday) Google Map ・Homepage: chichibuusagida.gorp.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available
Delicious country-style dishes garnished with local ingredients – Shokusai Chichibu Jinjinba
Please speak to the staff as the complimentary service varies daily
・Hours: 10am – 4pm (Weekdays), 10pm – 5pm (Weekends) ・Close: Tuesdays Google Map ・Homepage: w-dada.com/jinjinba/ (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available (Paypay only) ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Taste delectable seasonal ingredients in the Japanese rice dish takikomi-gohan – DA’dA
Please speak to the staff as the complimentary service varies daily
・Hours: 5:30pm – 10pm (L.O. 10pm) ・Close: Sundays Google Map ・Homepage: w-dada.com (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
An Italian restaurant built in a century-old theater – TRAGHETTO
Get a complementary serving of dessert with your visit
・Hours: Lunch 11am – 3pm (L.O. 2:30pm), Afternoon tea 2pm – 5pm, Dinner 5pm – 11pm (L.O. 10pm) ・Close: Open all year round but closed on December 31 and January 1 Google Map ・Homepage: www.tra-ghetto.com (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Hand-size fried chicken cutlet is a must-eat – KISUKE SHOKUDOU
A friendly, English-speaking staff is waiting to serve you
・Hours: 11am – 6pm ・Close: MondayGoogle Map ・Homepage: chichibu-kisuke.com (Multilingual) ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Have a hearty bowl of ramen noodles full of authentic local flavors – ramen cave
Choose from the following three options with your meal: a free upgrade to a large-sized bowl of ramen, a free topping, or a complimentary non-alcoholic drink
・Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (L.O. 2pm), Dinner 6pm – 1am (L.O. 12:30am), Dinner on Fridays, Saturdays, and the day before a public holiday 6pm – 2:30am (L.O. 2am) ・Close: TuesdaysGoogle Map ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available (au only)
The only craft beer specialty shop in Chichibu – MAHOLLO BAR
Get a free original sticker with an order of beer
・Hours: Weekdays 11am – 9pm (L.O. 8pm), Friday and Saturday 11am – 10pm (L.O. 9pm) ・Close: Wednesdays and ThursdaysGoogle Map ・Homepage: www.chichibu-lab.jp/index.php/shop/mahollobar/ (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Dig into the best charcoal-grilled pork tripe in Chichibu – Yakiniku Horumon Ichibankan
Get a complimentary serving of pork tripe
・Hours: 4pm – 10pm (L.O. 9:30pm) ・Close: Mondays and the third Tuesday of the monthGoogle Map ・Homepage: www.horumon-ichibankan.jp (Multilingual) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: To be confirmed
Sip on refreshing wine as you sample Chichibu’s signature dishes – Yuzuriha
Get a complimentary serving of a non-alcoholic drink
・Hours: Lunch 11am – 2pm, Dinner 11am – 10pm ・Close: Mondays (Opens if Monday is a public holiday)Google Map ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available
Delightful staff in kimonos serve pour-over coffee and tea – Cafe Cacalia
Get your photo taken wearing a traditional kimono-style jacket
・Hours: 11am – 5pm ・Close: Wednesdays and Thursdays Google Map ・Homepage: www.facebook.com/CafeCacalia/ (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available (Paypay and auPay only) ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
A cornucopia of Chichibu signature dishes – TAKARA TERAS
Enjoy a gratis drink with any meal order over 780 JPY
・Hours: 11am – 7pm (L.O. 6:30pm)(Monday to Thursday and Sunday), 11am – 10:30pm (Friday, Saturday
and the day before a holiday) *Hours may be extended with prior reservation ・Close: Check homepage for information on days closedGoogle Map ・Homepage: nagatoro-takara.jimdo.com (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available by credit card, electronic wallet or IC transportation card ・Free Wi-Fi: Available

Get a bowl of refreshing natural shaved ice - Asamireizo Hodosan

Asamireizo Hodosan has been selling natural ice for over 130 years. More than a decade ago, it opened an ice shop featuring natural shaved ice. This amazingly simple and fluffy ice treat tastes all the more scrumptious when drizzled with additive-free syrup. According to historical records, people in Japan started eating ice as early as the Heian period (794-1185), so if you happen to be in Chichibu, drop in for some old-school refreshments.

Get a free original postcard with your purchase
・Hours: 10am – 5pm ・Close: Tuesdays Google Map ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available
A historic restaurant specializing in sweetfish cuisine – TAN-ICHI
Get a free gift with your visit
・Hours: 10am – 4pm ・Close: Closing days are irregular Google Map ・Homepage: www.chichibu-kan.co.jp/tan-ichi/ (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
A historic brewery using fine ingredients from Saitama Prefecture – FUJISAKI-SOBE NAGATOROGURA
Free tasting is available in a traditional, festive atmosphere at the brewery
・Hours: 10am – 5pm (Hours are subject to change according to season) ・Close: Tuesdays Google Map ・Homepage: nagatorogura.co.jp (Multilingual) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available
An eatery serving set meals with rice during the day and a dining bar offering drinks at night – Okome Café Sakamoto
Get a complimentary serving of hot coffee with your visit
・Hours: 11am – 3pm (L.O. 2:30pm), Dinner 5pm – 10pm (L.O. 9:30pm) ・Close: Mondays and the third Sunday of the month (from April) Google Map  ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available

If you love the outdoors and have a craving for fresh fruit, then Komatsuzawa Leisure Farm is a dream come true. At this farm, you can enjoy picking and eating juicy Japanese fruit. Crisp air and fresh water in Chichibu are the secrets to growing amazingly sweet strawberries and Amur grapes, a local specialty you can’t miss. Drop in for a feast of seasonal fruits!

Get 100 JPY off your admission for strawberry or grape picking

・Hours:10am – 4pm ・Closed: Closing days are irregular but always fall on weekdays Google Map ・Homepage: www.komatsuzawa.co.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
Nothing is more relaxing than soaking in a hot spring to soothe the tiredness of travel. Located close by Oku-nagatoro’s Hinozawa River, this haven boasts a scenic open-air bath that allows guests to take in both views of a clear creek and a stunning waterfall. It’s a great place to enjoy the seasonal beauty of Chichibu. After the dip, be sure to have a bite at the restaurant, where authentic local flavors can be tasted.

Get 50 JPY off your admission

・Hours:10am – 9pm ・Closed: Open all year round but closes for three days in June for maintenance Google Map ・Homepage: www.chichibuonsen.co.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available
A great destination to take in a view of a hundred thousand blooming flowers – Mukuge nature park
Get 10% off your purchase of a cup of coffee
・Hours: July to September 9am – 4:30pm, October to June 10am – 4:30pm (Closed in January) ・Close: Mondays (Opens if Monday is a public holiday, closed the next day) Google Map  ・Cashless Payment: Not Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available

Taste the delightful sweetness of maple-flavored cotton candy - Chichibu Nakamuraya

Chichibu mayu, a soft cotton candy treat filled with locally-produced maple syrup jelly, is the store’s signature pastry. Upon taking a bite, the candy melts in your mouth like a snowflake and the syrup bursts out with aromatic flavor. You can also dip the candy into a cup of hot tea or coffee for a change of taste.

Get a gift with a purchase over 1,500 JPY

・Hours: 9am – 6:30pm ・Close: Wednesdays Google Map ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available

Retro bakery bring smiles with delicious old-fashioned Chichibu cakes – Mitoya Honten
Get a complimentary serving of Japanese sweets with your order
・Hours: 9am – 6:30pm ・Close: Tuesdays Google Map ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Not Available

The farm mansion owned by the Miyamoto family spans a history of over 200 years and has an architecture with nostalgic flair. A stay here promises you a table of wonderful dishes made from locally grown vegetables, a hot spring bath inspired by Tokyo’s Ryogoku Sumo Hall (where the owner once practiced as a sumo wrestler), and the authentic sumo hot pot. If you are a lover of Japanese culture and tradition, this is the perfect place for you.

Get a free banzuke sticker of former Makuuchi sumo wrestler Kenmu with your stay

・Hours:9am – 10pm ・Closed: Open all year round Google Map ・Homepage: www.miyamotoke.jp (Multilingual) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available

A Smorgasbord-style lodging offering various vistas of Chichibu City – NATURAL FARM CITY NOEN HOTEL
Get a free key holder of your liking from the gift shop with your stay
・Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (L.O. 2pm), Dinner 5pm – 8:30pm (L.O. 8pm), 24 hour hotel front desk service ・Closed: Open all year round Google Map ・Homepage: www.farm-city.co.jp (Multilingual) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available in designated areas

Chichibu Omotesando Lab. is a commercial complex built inside a Japanese house on the main road that leads to Chichibu Shrine. Among the shops and restaurants are Cucina Salve, an Italian eatery that uses fresh vegetables grown by its chef; Mohollo Bar, a place to enjoy local ale brands; and Chichibu Hostel, a lodging option with a fusion of nostalgia and modernity. This space, full of local charm and personality, is a display of creativity at its best.

Get a free map of the neighborhood with your visit

・Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays), 11am – 9pm (Fridays and Saturdays) ・Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays Google Map ・Homepage: www.chichibu-lab.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available

Located halfway between Chichibu and Nagatoro, this hotel boasts a sweeping view of natural scenery and is close by a lot of major tourist attractions. Enjoy a dip in their hot spring bath, which draws therapeutic, copper-rich spring water from a 1,300-year-old source. The meals are exceptionally good and feature ingredients grown by local farmers. This is a hotel that satisfies and impresses customers of all ages and tastes.

Adults staying at the hotel can get a free original chopstick holder
・Hours: 7:30am – 10pm *Hours for hot spring: 11am – 2pm (Hours may differ on a maintenance day) ・Closed: Closing days are irregular (Generally open all year round) Google Map ・Homepage: www.wadoh.co.jp (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available

Chichibu’s nature is bountiful and wondrous, so why not stay for a night and take the time to enjoy all this scenic beauty? Situated right in the middle of nature, this hotel offers hot spring baths and delicious meals to relax both the mind and body. The hotel concierge is happy to answer all your questions, including desirable destinations to add to your itinerary. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Japanese as there is English speaking staff available to assist you.

Guests using the two-day, one-night (two meals included) package and paying over 10,000 JPY in total will receive a complimentary serving of local wine or citrus soda. Meanwhile, guests using only the hot spring are entitled to a free face and bath towel set.

・Hours: Open all year round Google Map ・Homepage: www.ikoinomura-minoyama.jp (Multilingual) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available only in the lobby area.

The history of this hotel goes back over a century. It is home to a gorgeous Japanese garden and is the perfect location to explore Chichibu, as it is just a three-minute walk from Nagatoro Station. Attractions like Arakawa River boating, Iwadatami Rocks, Hodosan Shrine, and Hodosan Ropeway are all close by. On top of convenience, guests can view Nagatoro Valley in the distance and take in the natural splendor of Nagatoro from the comfort of their own rooms.

Get a free gift with your stay

・Hours: 7am – 10pm ・Closed: Open all year round Google Map ・Homepage: choseikan.com (Japanese) ・Cashless Payment: Available ・Free Wi-Fi: Available