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1627-34, Edo Period
Rising above the town of earthen buildings, this wooden belfry is a local landmark. It is said to have been built over a period from 1627 to 1634, to toll the time of day, which became a the custom of the Edo Shogunate. Note: Earthquake-proofing work is planned for fiscal 2015 and 2016.
The three-story bell tower is about 16 m high. Presently, an electric bell rings four times a day at 6:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 18:00 with six strokes each time. It is also used to ring in the New Year.
|Location||15-7 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe City , Saitama|
|Access||24-minute walk from the East Exit of Kawagoe Station of Tobu Tojo Line or JR Kawagoe Line.
18-minute walk from Kawagoeshi Station of Tobu Tojo Line.
1-minute walk from Ichibangai Bus Stop of Tobu Bus or Co-Edo Loop (meisho meguri) Bus.
Two-minute walk from Kuranomachi Bus Stop of Co-Edo Loop (junkai) Bus.
|Tel.||+81-49-222-5556（Kawagoe City Tourist Information Office）|
|Open||11:00 to around 15:00|