Bell Tower

Ninna-ji Bell Tower

The bell tower was built during the 17th century reconstruction of the temple. It features a tiled irimoya (hip-and-gable) roof. The lower portion of the tower is of the hakama-goshi style, named for its likeness to the flared “hakama” skirt worn with traditional Japanese clothing. At many places temple bells are visible, but, as you can see, at Ninna-ji the bell is fully inclosed.