Sightseeing spots

Chichibu Shrine

Chichibu Shrine
Chichibu Shrine is the main shrine of the Chichibu district and has been worshipped at by people from ancient times. This shrine has many must-see spots. Visitors will see the shrine pavilion soon after they pass the Shinto gate. The historic shrine pavilion was reconstructed as ordered by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo period, the founder and first Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan. The gongen structure (a Shinto shrine-style structure) has a beautiful stately appearance and speaks of the atmosphere of those days. Gorgeous sculptures on the walls of the main hall, hall of offerings, and hall of worship make these buildings look very solemn. Various sculptures, including Tsunagi-no-ryu (lit. Bridging Dragon), which Hidari Jingoro (a famous sculptor and carpenter who left a splendid sculpture in Nikko Toshogu Shrine) created, makes the shrine look more magnificent.

1-3 Bamba-cho, Chichibu-shi

http://www.chichibu-jinja.or.jp/