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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
+81 27-322-8800
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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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Andrew I
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.

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

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 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

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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

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14 November 2016|
Response from mitsf2016 | Reviewed this property |
"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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