These Flanders Bells (carillon bells) were gifted to Itami by its international sister city of Hasselt, Belgium, in 1990 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Itami city and the 5th anniversary of the friendship between the cities.

Itami built a commemorative tower on the western side of JR Itami station, creating a European style park for residents to enjoy. In the top of the tower is the belfry, which houses 43 bells of different sizes. These cover four octaves and are operated manually using batons on a keyboard.

The tower is also fitted with lights, illuminating the area around the JR station attractively in the evenings.

We will hold the next concert on October 21st (to coincide with the Itami Downtown Bar event), allowing locals, visitors, and passers-by the opportunity to enjoy this traditional Belgian music form.

Day and time: July 17th (Sat.) 2017, 12:00 – 12:30

Concerts will also be held later this year in November and December


Timelines

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    Itami City Hotel

    A five minute walk from both JR Itami Station and Hankyu Itami Station, access to Itami City Hotel is convenient for both business and leisure; central Osaka is a 15 minute trai...

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    Event: 2017 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition: “Jewellery”

    Dates and opening times: November 18th 2017 (Saturday) – December 24th (Sunday), 10:00 – 18:00 (last entry at 17:30). The museum is closed on Mondays, except national holidays, ...

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    Event: Itami Christmas Market

    Time and Date: 3rd December 2017 (Sunday), 9:00 – sundown Place: Itami City Sangenderamae Plaza Itami Christmas Market is held once a year at Itami Sangenderamae Plaza. The ...

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    Itami Madan

    Date and Time: November 12th 2017 (Sunday), 11:00 – 15:00 Place: Itami Municipal Elementary School ~ Free Entry ~ ~ No postponement for bad weather ~ Itami Madan (madan...

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    “HIKOMARU” items

    “Hikomaru” is a mascot character of Itami city as same as “Tamimaru.” In order to advertise Itami city, he has been flying to all the parts of Japan with many information. Wit...

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    “TAMIMARU” items

    “Tamimaru” is a mascot character of Itami city with motif of “mallard” living in Koyaike pond, which is representative of natural environment of Itami city. It speaks in Kansai ...

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    Yabu made Magic Spice, "Asakura Japanese Pepper"

    Do you know the spice called "Japanese pepper"? Japanese pepper which is widely used in Japan and China has a feature that when you eat, unique smell spreads in your mouth. It i...

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