Facilities & Locations

Former Matsushiro Bell Tower

Former Matsushiro Bell Tower Nagano City Cultural Heritage

The “Bell of Time” bell tower that brings you back to the Edo period

  • 5 min
  • Free
  • Closed
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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

Location・Opening Hours・InquiriesInquiry

Location
〒381-1231
166-2 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
Inquiries
TEL:0120-691-792
Hours
Exterior only, 24hr
Closed
Generally open year-round

Admission fee

FREE

Access ・ Parking lot

Public transportation
Bus:
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
Parking
4 regular vehicles

Sananda Treasures Museum Parking
(4 min walk from the Bell Tower)
Lot: 3 large-size buses and around 70 regular vehicles
Accessibility
Multipurpose toilet