Oshu Highway
Hozoji Temple

Oyori no Kane bell

Hozoji Temple houses the much-loved “Oyori no Kane” bell. On the surface of the famous bell is the tri-colored mark of the Utsunomiya clan and was originally donated by Utsunomiya Sadatsuna, the 8th head of the Utsunomiya clan. It is said the bell was moved to Hozoji Temple as part of city planning in the Showa Era and was used as a chime for reporting the time at dusk in Utsunomiya City, leading to its nickname of “Oyori no Kane” given by the people who cherished the bell.

4-2-12,Odori Utsunomiya-shi Tochigi-ken
【Expressway entrance】
Kita-Kanto Expressway Kaminokawa-Interchange


Hozoji Temple


Access 3 minutes walk from the west exit of Utsunomiya Station

  • Hozoji TempleMain hall
  • Hozoji TempleStele
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