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Deep Dive into the World of Daruma Dolls

Chōfu-shi, Japan

Experience hosted by Jun

90 minsHosted in English
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Up to 2 people

What you'll do

"Daruma dolls" have historically long been loved by the Japanese people as good luck charms that help realize people’s wishes.

In this experience, you can create your own Daruma dolls. These uniquely colorful Daruma dolls are gaining popularity among people of all ages and getting a lot of media coverage lately. It's a perfect souvenir of your visit to Tokyo!

When you arrive at "Daruma world house", you will be welcomed hundreds of cute Daruma dolls.
And please decide whether:
A. "you put on cloth on ordinary Daruma", or
B. "you draw face on Cat Daruma".

If you decide A, choose a fabric and write your wishes on the body of the Daruma. There are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from that you may have a hard time picking just one.

Then it's time to get creative. Paint Daruma’s face, cut the fabric into various sizes, and pasting them onto the Daruma’s body the way you want. Put as much personality into it as possible to make your very own Daruma doll!

And plus, let's engage in fun" Daruma-themed games", take pictures wearing a big Daruma mask, and enjoy Daruma senbei crackers with some Japanese tea.

In this experience, you can totally dive into the world of Daruma Dolls!
Other things to note
*Children aged under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
* If you can't find vacant slot, Please make an inquiry to me.
"Daruma dolls" have historically long been loved by the Japanese people as good luck charms that help realize people’s wishes.

In this experience, you can create your own Daruma dolls. These uniquely colorful Daruma dolls are gaining popularity among people of all ages and getting a lot of media coverage lately. It's a perfect souvenir of your visit to Tokyo!

When you arrive at "Daruma world house", you will be welcomed hun…

Meet your host, Jun

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I'm Jun, a host of receiving over 500 guests, with excellent reviews, and the head of "wasabi project".
Our mission is deliver top quality of Japanese experiences to you.
We have welcomed totally over 2,000 guests, including through other websites.
https://www.airbnb.jp/users/show/186346301

Host: (Ms.)Keiko
It was long ago, but I fell in love with DARUMA dolls when I moved to this city, and I decided to open a small shop dedicated only to DARUMA here.

Since then, not only have I been offering a variety of unique DARUMA products that make full use of local specialties, but I've also been involved in various events and activities with an aim to share the charm of DARUMA with many people.
Thorough this experience, I hope you too will be captivated by the funky quirks of DARUMA dolls and become a DARUMA lover!
I'm Jun, a host of receiving over 500 guests, with excellent reviews, and the head of "wasabi project".
Our mission is deliver top quality of Japanese experiences to you.
We have welcomed totally over 2,000 guests, including through other websites.
https://www.airbnb.jp/users/show/186346301

Host: (Ms.)Keiko
It was long ago, but I fell in love with DARUMA dolls when I moved to this city, and I decided to open a small shop dedicated only to DARUMA here.

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Where you'll be

There is no more fitting place to engage in a fun Daruma crafting activity than around Chofu’s Temple, famous for holding one of the biggest Daruma doll markets in Japan.

My Daruma shop is located just a few minutes' walk from the temple, and when you enter the tiny little hut, all you can see is Darumas, Darumas and more Darumas!!

Also, on your way to or from the shop, try local food, Soba noodles. They are awesome!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Josue
November 2019
One of my highlights so far in Japan. Super friendly and knowledgable, and I got to walk away with a one of a kind daruma doll.
Robin
March 2019
The experience was very unique and intimate. The activities were fun and engaging. The fact that you get to keep your created daruma makes it very personal and worthwhile. Also make sure to check out the neighbouring temple and soba noodle restaurants, they are amazing.
The experience was very unique and intimate. The activities were fun and engaging. The fact that you get to keep your created daruma makes it very personal and worthwhile. Also mak…
Sanjana
January 2020
This was an enjoyable family experience we will always remember
Krishna
April 2019
Fue increíble! Los Darumas quedaron preciosos. Fui con mis hijos y lo disfrutaron bastante. Nos encantó

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.