This Meguro temple enshrines 300 arhat statues, known as Meguro no Rakan-san. The total number of statues was once 536 but many have been destroyed over time. You can also visit the 3.5m-tall Jizo statue that bestows energy and courage to worshippers.
In order to ring the joya no kane, you’ll have to make a reservation by phone (03 3792 6751). The event is limited to 108 people and participation costs ¥1,000 (omamori charm included). You can ring the bell between 7pm and 8.30pm, but make sure to pick up your ticket at the temple office before heading over to the bell tower. Your reservation will be cancelled if you don’t show up before 8.20pm.
Note: the temple grounds are only open until 10pm this year.