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“Joya-no-kane” bell rings at Chion-in Temple

December 31, 2023 / 22:30 23:59

At Chion-in Temple, 17 monks work together to ring a massive, three-meter tall, about 70 tons great temple bell at 108 times on December 31st. This traditional ceremony has existed in Japan since ancient times. Visitors come to have a look at the powerful bell ringers and be purified for the new year.


Address : 400 Rinka-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access : 10-minute walk from Higashiyama station on the Kyoto subway Tozai-line.

Bus : Bus No.10 from JR Kyoto Station to Chion-in-mae Bus Stop.

Link : chion-in.or.jp