Sightseeing Spots and Attractions

Toki no Kane

1627-34, Edo Period

  • Toki no Kane
  • Toki no Kane
  • Toki no Kane
  • Toki no Kane

Symbolic belfry of Kawagoe dating back to the Edo Period practice of ringing the time of day

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.

Points to check
  • Tolled 4 Times a Day

    Tolled 4 Times a Day

    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
Closed Mondays
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