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Set in Chichibu, within 1969 feet of Seibu-Chichibu Ekimae Onsen Matsurino-yu and 0.7 mi of Chichibu Shrine, Comfort stay Miyabi offers accommodations with a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the... The room was large, clean, and well-stocked. The staff were helpful and polite. The area was beautiful and I am sad that I will probably not have the chance to return.
Guests at Hotel Route-Inn Chichibu can enjoy watching on-demand movies on the flat-screen TV in their rooms. Free wired internet is available in all rooms and guests can enjoy a free breakfast buffet.... The breakfast buffet is simple but delicious. The location is great, just less than 5 mins walk from station.
Guest house Nishiki offers simple Japanese-style lodging, free WiFi and a shared kitchen. Free parking is available. Tachikawa-san was very helpful and cooked really delicious meals. The location is right in the Arakawa river valley so the views from the guesthouse are really fantastic. It has a nice and homey feel to it.
Located in Chichibu, within 3.7 mi of Chichibu Shrine and 4.3 mi of Seibu-Chichibu Ekimae Onsen Matsurino-yu, Wadoh provides accommodations with a terrace and as well as free private parking for... Great ryokan experience in a charming valley in Saitama Prefecture. Near the Arakawa (river), Mount Hodo, and the town of Nagatoro (with equally charming shopping streets and riverside park) it is ideally situated for hikers, river lovers, and nature enthusiasts. The ryokan itself was very comfortable: we opted for a room with a private bath on the balcony, with views of the river and Sakura trees (charming in the winter, but likely spectacular in cherry blossom season). Food was delicious and seasonal, staff was helpful and attentive, public baths were well appointed and clean. We will likely come back. Thank you!
If you’re in Tokyo and what a side trip. I highly recommend to take the train to Chichibu. Give it time but this will be a sought out destination, it is a amazing little town. ChIchibu is a must travel destination!
There are plenty of things to do in Chichibu and the nearby towns. There are plenty of temples, including those of the 34 Kannon Pilgrimage. The festival hall showcases the various festivals in the area. Skip down to Nagatoro for outdoor activies along the river and some Kakigori.
Saitama isn't thought of as a mountainous or interesting place, but Chichibu is great! Lots of hiking and shrines to see. Chichibu town is full of interesting little shops and restaurants. I visited a little sweet shop and had a great conversation with the owner, she was very friendly. Transport may be difficult for foreigners who don't speak Japanese but if you have access to google maps then no problem! Hop on a bus and go to the mountains, hike, eat soup and hot sweets, I even saw a great icicle formation (seasonal). In summer I was told they have lots of animals including bears and monkeys, so I would like to go again when it heats up.
Chichibu is a great getaway from Tokyo-easy access and many touristy things to see and do. These include temples, sake brewers, parks, hiking and a major festival in early December. If you are looking for a quiet place for a weekend away, Chchibu is definitely worth checking out.
Chichibu not yet a popular place for Thais, but it will very soon. Its nature and people there are beyond words. I love the food there. The Japanese BBQ style are great. I recommend the place called "Ichiban-Kan" Don't miss to visit Nagatoro.
I stayed three nights in July in Chichibu and managed to visit 13 temples, all on foot from my hotel near the Seibu Railway Station. This amounted to 60,000 steps across 48km, about five hours of walking each day. If you have less time and want to see more temples, you might consider renting a bicycle, or even a bike or car. Most of the temples I visited were rather small and underwhelming in appearance. On arrival at Chichibu I visited the tourist information offices at both the Seibu and JR stations for recommendations about which of the 34 temples might be worth visiting. That is, I was looking for temples with unique surroundings, presentations, architecture, or artifacts. Neither the woman nor man holding forth at their respective counters had even the slightest idea, as if no one had ever asked such a question. Lest you think it might have been a mater of being unable to communicate such information in English, our conversations were conducted entirely in Japanese, but still they were completely unable to offer any suggestions. Fortunately, I had ordered through Amazon a guide book published by JTB that proved to be quite useful, even though my reading skill is still quite elementary. Two days / two nights in Chichibu is enough to get an adequate sampling of the town and its temples. Unless you are religiously inclined, or just have lots of time with nothing else to do, the full course of 34 temples might prove somewhat repetitive and disappointing.