Kanzeonji Temple Bell

The Kanzeonji Temple bell was cast by order of Emperor Tenchi at the end of the 7th century and is the oldest existing temple bell in Japan. It is said to be a brother-bell to the one at Myoshinji Temple in Kyoto, which was molded in 698 AD. The Kanzeonji Temple bell has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Sounds of Japan”.

*About the Bell: Government-Designated Historical Site Cultural Asset; Height – 159.5 centimeters (about 5.23 feet)
*Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible municipal bathrooms just outside of the temple.

Address 818-0101 5-6-1 Kanzeonji, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:092-922-1811 
Kanzeonji Temple
Parking 30 vehicles, 5 buses
Access By train – A 15 minute taxi ride from JR Hakata Station
By train – A 10 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Gojo” Station or 20 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Dazaifu” Station
By car – 15 minutes from the Dazaifu Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
Times Available 9am – 5pm (admission till 4:30pm)
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Historical Assets and Castles (History and Culture)

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