Toki-No-Kane (The Bell of Time)


This is the landmark that towers over Kawagoe’s historical Kura-style buildings. A clock tower that has been in service since the Edo Period and beloved by the people of this castle town, it was built about 400 years ago. The belfry and bell have been burned down several times by conflagrations during the Edo Period, but have been rebuilt four times. The beautiful chime has been certified as one of “Japan’s 100 Scenic Sounds” for preservation. It is approximately 16 meters high.