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The Best 10 things to do in Kawagoe


Listen to the sound of Edo with the Kawagoe Toki no Kane

 (Time bell Tower)


The Toki no Kane was built around 1630 (Edo period).

The present day Toki no Kane was rebuilt after the original was destroyed in the Kawagoe Great Fire (1894).

During that time, the lord of the Kawagoe Castle was very strict with time management and built the Toki no Kane to help the Kawagoe citizens keep track of time.

It is a three-layered structure that is about 16 meters tall.

From the Edo period (1603-1868) when there was no clock, the Toki no Kane became a symbol of Kawagoe and shows the “time” without fail. Even now, the bell will ring four times a day (6am, noon, 3pm, 6pm).

Please head to Ichibangai Street, which is one of the places remaining from the Edo period and is where you can see the Toki no Kane, the symbol of Kawagoe.

When you come to Kawagoe, please listen to the beautiful sound of Edo with this bell.










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15-2 Saiwai-cho,Kawagoe-shi
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Public Transport

・From Kawagoe Station on the JR line or Tobu Tojo Line or Hon-Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line, _ 3 minutes on foot from
・3 minutes on foot from


15 minutes from Kawagoe IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway

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