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Shoyo no Kane 2020

The end of the year means the bells of New Year's Eve. This year, your daily life may have changed drastically, and many situations may not have gone as you had hoped. Why don't you come and ring the bell to reflect on the past year and set your goals for the new year?

In this issue, we will introduce four temples in Kyoto and Shiga that hold the temple bell service on New Year's Eve.

*Please visit with full corona protection.
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Unauthorized reproduction or use of photographs is prohibited.
*Please inquire at each venue for details on the temple bell.

1.Higashiyama Jyoen Higashi Hongwanji Temple

Photographed in October 2019

Higashiyama Jyoen Higashi Hongwanji Temple

  • Higashiyama-Shoen Higashihon-kanji (Higashiyama-cho, Tokyo)
  • 8-1, Hanayama Asahiyama-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 14 min. walk from Seikanji Sannouchi-machi bus stop.
  • Tel. 075-541-8391
  • Date/Time/Thursday, December 31, 2020, 11:00-15:00 (no capacity)
  • Bell tolling fee: 500 yen for one person (one toll), 800 yen for two people (one toll)
  • https://honganjifoundation.org/jouen/

2.Sumeruji Temple

Sumeruji Temple

  • imperial messenger to a shrine
  • 96 Okiku-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from Sanjo Keihan Subway Sta.
  • Tel. 075-771-0562
  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 31, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
  • Bell toll/free
  • https://temple.nichiren.or.jp/5011045-chomyoji/

3.Mibu-ji Temple

Mibu-ji Temple

  • three-building temple built at the imperial palace in ancient Nara
  • 31 Tananomiyacho, Mibu, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 8 minutes walk from Hankyu "Omiya" station
  • Date/Time/Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 23:40 (up to 108 times)
  • Bell toll/free
  • http://www.mibudera.com/

4.stone Buddhist temple

stone Buddhist temple

  • at a quick pace
  • 823 Gokasho Ishimadera-cho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga
  • 7 min. walk from "Ishimadera" bus stop.
  • Date/Time/Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 23:30 (first-come, first-served, up to 108 people)
  • Fee for tolling the bell: about 50 yen per toll
  • http://ishibaji.jp/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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