Darumataishi StatueCurrently Open
- Address: 336, KamIyunokawacho, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +81-138503317
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Statue, Family And Kids
Daruma introduced Buddhism in China and Japan and named “The Father of Zen Buddhism”. He is believed to be an Indian who lived during the 5th and 6th century AD. The mystery that surrounds the man himself is huge- very little is known of him except that he came to China and Japan and taught a practice of meditation where you had to stare at the walls of the cave!
No scriptures provide any substantial information about him too. Many legends and stories surround the monk including him gauging his eyes out and throwing them off (it is believed that the place where they fell formed the tea plantations). Located on a small hill and surrounded by lush greenery, a small stairway leads you to the stark red statue of the monk sitting in deep meditation with a rather unique expression on his face. Don’t forget to take a picture with the iconic statue.
Darumataishi Statue Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water.
How to Reach Darumataishi Statue
- By Bus: Nishiasahioka Ichichome Bus Stop, Nishiokaoka 1-chome (bus)
- By taking a Street Car.
- By renting a Bike.
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