Tolling of the Temple Bells on New Year's Eve

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Joya no Kane is the traditional Japanese Buddhist practice of tolling temple bells, beginning on the eve of New Year's.

Bells are rung 108 times through to the early hours of New Year's Day. Along Nagasaki City's Teramachi-dori, a street lined with temples, the sounds of bells ringing and the festive mood fill the air on the last day of the year. Temples offer a variety of foods like soba noodles, mochi rice cakes, zenzai, matcha, and even sake.

*Seating is limited so be sure to go early. Each temple offers different services.


Address 長崎県


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