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Ishiyama-dera Temple New Year's Bells

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Ishiyama-dera Temple bell tower (an Important Cultural Property) is home to the temple’s bell (also an Important Cultural Property), which was made during the Heian Period (794 - 1185) and is widely known for its beautiful sound when rung. The first 108 people to arrive on New Year’s Eve can perform one of each of the 108 ceremonial strikes.

Date December 31
Place Ishiyama-dera Temple
Access Public transportation
Keihan Electric Railway Ishiyama Sakamoto Line Ishiyamadera Station 10 min. on foot

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