Daruma-dera Temple
Daruma-dera Temple


Founded in 1727 under the official name of Horin-ji, the temple is more commonly known as Daruma-dera. It is famous for the Daruma Hall which enshrines over 8,000 daruma gathered from all over Japan, and is especially crowded with devotees in early February during Setsubun. In the main hall, there are several unique attractions. One of them is the Cinema Hall which enshrines around 800 people who were involved in Japanese cinematography since the early days.

  • Address

    457 Nishidori Yukuecho, Gozen-dori, Shimotachiuri-dori, Kamigyo, Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Entry fee

    Adults, university students, high school students: ¥300
    Junior high school student: ¥200
    Elementary school student: ¥100
    Child under 6 year-old: Free
    Disabled: Free

  • Opening Hours

    9:00 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:00)

  • Closed

    None. *Temple is closed during special event or memorial service. Please check the official website before your visit.

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  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Only the garden and the ground level is wheelchair accessible.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    5-minute walk from JR Emmachi Station.

    15-minute walk from Saiin Station on Hankyu Railway Line.

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