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Shorinzan Darumaji Temple

296 Hanadakamachi, Takasaki 370-0868, Gunma Prefecture
+81 27-322-8800
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Worth the trip

All over Japan you'll find the Daruma dolls, this is where they originated! (I think). It's a... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
San Diego, California

When I was visiting this zen temple was booming with the sound of cicadas and glistening wet with... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
The Bay Area
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  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
24 Apr 2017
“Worth the trip”
1 Sep 2016
296 Hanadakamachi, Takasaki 370-0868, Gunma Prefecture
+81 27-322-8800
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Reviewed 24 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

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

Thank cuckatoo
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

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.

Thank Luxiah
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I found Takasaki in general a bit hard to get around since there weren’t many buses, but luckily the drivers are nice and will show you when to get off. There’s a train station about 15 minutes away, so you could also get a train...More

4  Thank FancyLampshade
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

I guess it is reachable only when you drive to this place, the building and the tempo are very traditional. You have a chance to hit on the huge bell and make wishes.They also has lots of collection of different Darumaji. It is a good...More

1  Thank KK L
Reviewed 30 July 2013

A great place to go conveniently by bus and with very low cost travelling only 200 Yen per way from Takasaki Station at bust stop # 4. Breathtaking scenery, have to walk up abit to the hill, you will find the traditional temple in Japanese...More

7  Thank Gin8_8Lim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
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