Chofu prospered as a castle town during the Edo period. Even now mud walls and samurai residences remain, which preserve the atmosphere of this medieval castle town.
We hold "Castle Town Chofu Doll Festival" from the beginning of February to the beginning of March every year. Gorgeous dolls and hanging ornaments decorated the city beautifully. In addition, there are a variety of exhibitions by each facility in Chofu such as “Happy Fortune Doll” with a pufferfish design, which is a specialty of Shimonoseki. You can also take a photo dressing as a doll in a costume and see large steps decoration with many couples of dolls. Visit the castle town of Chofu and see dolls and hanging ornaments made by people’s wishes and hopes.
• Participants: Chofu Mori residence, Chofu Garden, Shimonoseki City Museum, Shimonoseki City History Museum, Chofu Shopping Street, Iminomiya-jinja Shrine, Shoenji Temple, Chofu Tourism Center *Some facilities may require entrance fee.
• Inquiry: Shimonoseki Tourism Campaign Executive Committee TEL 083-231-1350