Western AreaKawagoe City
Toki no Kane (Time Bell Tower)
Toki no Kane is said to be built first in the Castletown Tagachō during the Kanei era by the lord of the Kawagoe Castle, Sakai Tadakatsu. The current bell tower was rebuilt the following year of Kawagoe’s great fire that took place in 1893, and is a tower structured as a three-story with a height of about 16 meters. It is Kawagoe’s symbol and denotes that “time” is indispensable for daily life. As of today, the bell rings for times a day (6 am, noon, 3 pm, and 6 pm).
Historical and Cultural facilities Scenery / Landscape
- Tourist spot name
- Toki no Kane (Time Bell Tower)
- Kawagoe Saiwaichō 15-2
- 049-222-5566 (Kawagoe-City Station Tourist Information Office)049-222-5566 (Kawagoe-City Station Tourist Information Office)
Business hours / Fee
- Regular holiday
- Public transport
Get off at either “Kawagoe Station” of the JR・Tobu Tojo Line or the “Honkawagoe Station” of Seibu Shinjuku Line then get off the Tobu bus at “Ichibangai” and walk for about 3 minutes.
・Get off the Koedo Loop Bus at “Kuranomachi” and walk for about 3 minutes.
- About 15 minutes from "Kawagoe" Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway