Discover Chichibu and Nagatoro

Both Chichibu and Nagatoro are surrounded by stunning scenery and quite close to each other, though both have their own resounding qualities. Chichibu is mainly famous for its historical temples that are shattered throughout the area, whilst Nagatoro is packed with activities for adventure lovers. Combine both for a weekend in the mountains with plenty of activities and sights. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

FAQs

Getting around in Chichibu and Nagatoro

Chichibu and Nagatoro can be accessed by car, public transportation or on foot. 
Those who come by public transportation usually arrive at Chichibu or Kami-Nagatoro station from where many sights are within walking distance. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. Travelers will also need to take a train to travel between Chichibu and Nagatoro, as they are located a few kilometers apart from each other. 

Travelers can opt to buy the following passes to get around: 

Seibu 1-Day Pass

  • Coverage:

    • Round trip from Tokyo to Chichibu on Seibu Railway express and local trains

  • Duration: 1 day

  • Price: 1000 Yen

  • Where to buy: Seibu Information booth in Ikebukuro Station

 

Seibu 1-Day Pass + Nagatoro

  • Coverage:

    • Round trip from Tokyo to Chichibu on Seibu Railway express and local trains

    • All train stations in the Chichibu region

  • Duration: 1 day

  • Price: 1500 Yen

  • Where to buy: Seibu Information booth in Ikebukuro Station

 

Seibu 2-Day Pass + Nagatoro

  • Coverage:

    • Round trip from Tokyo to Chichibu on Seibu Railway express and local trains

    • All train stations in the Chichibu region

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Price: 2350 Yen

  • Where to buy: Seibu Information booth in Ikebukuro Station

Getting to Chichibu and Nagatoro

Public transportation: 
Travelers who come by public transportation usually arrive at Chichibu or Kami-Nagatori station.

Valid rail passes:

  • Seibu 1-Day Pass

    • Coverage: round trip from Tokyo to Chichibu on Seibu Railway express and local trains

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 1000 Yen

    • Where to buy: Seibu Information booth in Ikebukuro Station

 

  • Seibu 1-Day Pass + Nagatoro

    • Coverage:

      • Round trip from Tokyo to Chichibu on Seibu Railway express and local trains

      • All train stations in the Chichibu region

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 1500 Yen

    • Where to buy: Seibu Information booth in Ikebukuro Station

 

  • Seibu 2-Day Pass + Nagatoro

    • Coverage:

      • Round trip from Tokyo to Chichibu on Seibu Railway express and local trains

      • All train stations in the Chichibu region

    • Duration: 2 days

    • Price: 2350 Yen

    • Where to buy: Seibu Information booth in Ikebukuro Station

 

 

Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 3 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours

 

Rental cars:

 

How long to stay in Chichibu and Nagatoro

We recommend staying in Chichibu and Nagatoro between two and three days.
 

Seasonal information

Flower blossoms:

  • Hitsujiyama Park: flowers bloom between April and May

 

Scenic rides:

 

Hiking:
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Festivals in Chichibu and Nagatoro

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.
 

  • Chichibu Whiskey Festival

    • Date: February 16th

    • Time: 11:00 - 17:00

 

  • Moss Phlox Festival

    • Date: April 17th until May 6th

    • Time: 08:00 - 17:00

 

  • Chichibu Kawase Festival

    • Date: July 19th and 20th (Fireworks on July 19th: 20:00 - 21:00)

 

  • Inohana Amazake Festival

    • Date: July 28th

 

  • Chichibu Andon Festival

    • Date: August 16th

    • Time: 17:00 - 21:00

 

  • Chichibu Declaration Day Festival

    • Date: September 8th

    • Time: 11:00 - 17:00

 

  • Chichibu Arakawa New Soba Festival

    • Date: November 17th

    • Time: 10:00 - 15:00

 

  • Chichibu Night Festival

    • Date: December 2nd and 3rd

Hotels in Chichibu and Nagatoro

Flights to Chichibu and Nagatoro

Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 3 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours

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