Traditional Japanese New Year at Zōjōji Temple

Seasons & Holidays, Traditional Events

On the first day of the new year, the Japanese tradition of Joya no Kane (New Year’s bell) dictates that the large bells inside Buddhist temples are struck 108 times. The number 108 represents the number of bonnou (earthly desires of man) that bring suffering. The ringing of the bells gets rid of evil spirits, allowing you to welcome the new year with a clean spirit.


Event Details

  • Date:

    Jan. 01, 2020 - Jan. 01, 2020

  • Time:

    00:00 -

  • Price:


  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Zōjōji Temple
    4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku



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