Travel Information

Tokinokane (時の鐘) is a tower of time chime located in Kawagoe. It is a symbol of Kawagoe and remains the view of old Castle town. This tower was placed from early Edo period in Kawagoe. The original tower was constructed by Sakai Tadakatsu about 400 years ago. Current tower is 4th tower built in 1893. Even, today, it rings a bell four times a day just like it was used to be.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking or restroom.
Ring a bell at 6:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 18:00

0. at Kawagoe Station.
1. walk to north (15 min.)

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Map around Tokinokane

Detailed Travel Guide


Tokinokane is a symbol of Kawagoe. With other remaining traditional houses and storage of Kawagoe, the scenery around Tokinokane keeps the look of Edo period.

It is 16m tall three stories keep.

Tokinokane is chosen as one of 100 best scenery with sound.

No entering.