Takasaki Daruma, Shorinzan Darumaji Temple
Takasaki City is the number one producer of “daruma” dolls in Japan, and has top market share throughout the country, so it is known as “Daruma Town,” and there are numerous daruma manufacturing workshops in operation within the city. In addition to products on sale as souvenirs, you can try painting daruma dolls out for yourself at these workshops. The Shorinzan Darumaji temple, which is known as the origin site for “Engi Daruma” (daruma dolls as an omen), is also located close by.
Where is it??
- 296, Hanadakamachi, Takasaki-shi, Gumma, 370-0868, Japan
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From Tokyo Station, Takasaki Station is an approximately 50-minute ride on the JR Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen, and from Takasaki Station, Gumma-Yawata Station is an approximately 9-minute ride on the JR Shinetsu Line. From Gumma-Yawata Station, the Daimonya daruma workshop is about a 10-minute walk.