Chichibu Night Festival (Chichibu Yomatsuri), December 2-3, ChiChiBu, Saitama
The Chichibu Night Festival (Chichibu Yomatsuri) is the festival of Chichibu Shrine in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo.
It is held every year on December 2nd and 3rd, with the main action taking place on the 3rd.
The Chichibu Night Festival is considered one of Japan's top three festivals to feature floats, the others being Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and the Takayama Matsuri.
Its floats are ornately decorated with lanterns, tapestries and gilded wood carvings and are accompanied by drum and flute music.
official website ›› http://navi.city.chichibu.lg.jp.e.qg.hp.transer.com/