Facilities & Locations
Former Matsushiro Bell Tower Nagano City Cultural Heritage
The “Bell of Time” bell tower that brings you back to the Edo period
- 5 min
The Matsushiro bell tower was built in 1801. The pedestal is 13 m and stands 3 floors tall.
It was rung every two hours to let the people living around the castle know what time it was. Today, the bell sounds at 10:00 and 15:00.
Folklore says that the Matsushiro Domain retainer Zozan Sakuma used this bell tower in one of his experiments with the telegraph.
Highlights of Former Matsushiro Bell Tower
166-2 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
- Exterior only, 24hr
- Generally open year-round
Access ・ Parking lot
- Public transportation
30 min from Nagano Station’s Zenkoji exit.
Board the Alpico Bus (No. 30) bound for Matsushiro at boarding point #3.
Get off at the Hachijuni Ginko bus stop and walk 3min.
- Private vehicle
- 10 min from the Nagano Interchange
- 4 regular vehicles
Sananda Treasures Museum Parking
(4 min walk from the Bell Tower)
Lot: 3 large-size buses and around 70 regular vehicles
- Multipurpose toilet