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Rokuji no Kane六時の鐘

Historical Monument

This bell tower is located just west of Kongobuji Temple. It's thought that Fukushima Masanori, a warrior of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573–1603), had it built for his parents in 1618 as a prayer for their enlightenment. The current bell tower was remade in 1640 by his son, Masatoshi. It's famous for its unusual engraving that blends Chinese and Japanese characters. Even after all this time, the bell is still rung nine times a day, every two hours from 6:00 in the morning until 22:00. There's also a clamp in the stone foundation below the bell said to have been placed there by Ishikawa Goemon. It's said if you touch it, your relations will prosper.

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan (Mt. KoyaArea)

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan [ map ]
Area
Mt. KoyaArea
Phone
0736562011
Closed
open everyday
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Available(39spaces)
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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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