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Shorinzan Darumaji Temple

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The Big Dipper

Shorinzan Darumaji Temple is a symbol the Big Dipper. You will get own power. And this area are... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Takasaki, Japan
Beautiful spot overlooking the city

Took the train from Takasaki to Gummayamata station on the Yokokowa line (2stops). It was a 20... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
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296 Hanadakamachi, Takasaki 370-0868, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion, this is a small temple and there is actually nothing much of interest. Unless you are keen to know more about the history of Daruma which is a paid exhibition in the temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The Hanji name of this place is the same as the Chinese Shaolin Temple. The similarity ends there though. It is a small temple complex with many Darumas. The surroundings is pleasant and serene. If one is to drive, there is a carpark behind the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 2 December 2017

If Takasaki is known as Daruma City, then this shrine is surely the heart of Daruma City. I especially like the Daruma festival in January where the old dolls are burned and you can buy new ones. It's cold and crowded, but the night atmosphere...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 2catsinJP
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Shorinzan Darumaji Temple is a symbol the Big Dipper. You will get own power. And this area are most make a Daruma in Japan. When you visit Shorinzan that can buy Daruma with nothing eyes. You can write only the left eye with your wish....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank soba43yssax
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Took the train from Takasaki to Gummayamata station on the Yokokowa line (2stops). It was a 20 minute straightforward walk to the temple area. It was a wet cold and drizzly day which I think helped with only a handful of people there. The temple...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

It is a bit out of the way about a 30 minute walk from the train station, but definitely worth it. So many Daruma!! I loved this shrine, it was a perfect place to get a gift.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ultravioletmoon
Reviewed 25 April 2017

All over Japan you'll find the Daruma dolls, this is where they originated! (I think). It's a very cool temple, and the grounds are very large. You could spend at least 2 hours walking the entire area. The views are great. If you have a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank razamataz513
Reviewed 2 September 2016

When I was visiting this zen temple was booming with the sound of cicadas and glistening wet with the rain drops from the passing typhoon. The buildings are nice (they include a small cottage where a German resident scholar resided for many years), a small...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, i enjoied a lot and i bought a gift. You can take a whish in there. With the train is very near

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jos_Rebato
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Daruma-ji it's a small and quiet place with shrine celebrating the Daruma dolls. A nice stop before reaching Gunma Onsen.

Date of experience: February 2016
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"Bodhidharma" was a Indian zen monk of the past. When Bodhidharma's legend was transmitted to Japan, Japanese imagined the doll that Zen priest meditates. That is "Daruma" doll. Daruma doll is round and red.
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