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Chichibu Lunch・Enjoy Street food at Chichibu Shrine Omotesando!

                                                                                                                                                                           Dec.11.2017

Hello, I am Rachma from Saitama’s tourist division.                       rahuma

 

Today, I will introduce the course to visit Chichibu Shrine, walking "Chichibu Shrine Omotesando (Bashiku shopping street)" which is a way to visit "Chichibu Shrine", the representative shrine of Chichibu.

A lot of new coffee shops and general stores have opened recently in Chichibu, and there are many stores offering products using Chichibu ingredients and materials at Chichibu Shrine Omotesando.
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Address 16-8, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japan
Map Google map
Official site http://www.saikumi.or.jp/saishin/member/banba/index.html

 

Take the Seibu Railway to “Seibu Chichibu Station”, or take the Chichibu Railway to “Ohanabatake Station”. From “Chichibu Station” you can walk to Chichibu Shrine Omotesando.

If you use the Seibu 1 day pass, you can freely travel from Tokyo to Seibu Chichibu Station, which is advantageous if you want to explore around.

(Adults are 1,000 yen, Children are 500 yen for the 1 day pass).

https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/tourist/english/ticket/daypass.html

 

I entered the shopping street and ate lunch at CARNET.

Here you can eat their special “2 type curry” that is made with a pork and chicken sauce.
The inside of the shop has a lot of cute general goods and cups lined up, which creates a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Address 18-7, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japan
Map Google map
Official site http://carnet-chichibu.com/

 

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After eating curry, I had coffee and cake at the Chichibu Omotesando Lab.’s MAHOLLO BAR. 

I ate the seasonal cheesecake that was made with Chichibu chestnuts, and an iced caffe latte.

This shop also has several kinds of Chichibu whiskey, called "Ichiro's Malt", that you can drink from lunch time.

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After eating cake, I purchased miscellaneous goods at the "Interior NEOSTYLE" shop.
In this store you can purchase various miscellaneous goods from both Japan and abroad. I especially recommend the indigo dyed hand towel, which is a famous product of Chichibu.

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Address 17-14, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japa
Map Google map
Official site http://www.chichibu-lab.jp/

 

After I bought some miscellaneous goods, I headed to "Sunny", which sells clothes that incorporates Chichibu into the design. Here you can purchase leather wallets and accessories designed by local designers.

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Address 10-7, Higashimachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0042, Japan
Map Google map
Official site http://www.sunny-bird.jp/

 

I got hungry again while walking, so I ate a bagel at a shop called “Mile Stone”.

Across the street is Yasudaya that sells menchikatsu (ground meat cutlet).

I recommend putting the menchikatsu in between the bagel to create a menchikatsu sandwich.

Freshly baked bagels with fried menchikatsu creates the perfect match.

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         Yasudaya

Address 19-9, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japan
Map Google map
Official site http://yasudaya-shop.com/html/page3.html

 

         Mile Stone

Address 18-5, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japan
Official site Facebook

 

Once you come out of the shopping street, you will see Chichibu Shrine where the Chichibu Night Festival takes place. Last year this festival was registered was a World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

If you want to know the festival’s history, you can find it at the Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan.
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         Chichibu Shrine

Address 1-3, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japan
Map Google map
Official site http://www.chichibu-jinja.or.jp/

 

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         Chichibu Matsuri Kaikan 

Address

2-8, Bambamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0041, Japan

Map

Google map

Official site

http://www.chichibu-matsuri.jp/

 

Chichibu Omotesando has many shops where you can enjoy food and miscellaneous goods.

Please come visit these wonderful places in Chichibu!