Program Sakura Kids & Family Club – Enmachi Daruma Temple

Your children can enjoy experiencing “Zen” through traditional Japanese games and crafts at a 300-year old quiet Zen temple which includes 8000 “daruma” dolls. They can touch real Zen and Japan and may know Japanese spirit while immersing in real Zen temple? 


  • This program is created by educational professionals such as an elementary school teacher, an English teacher with the certificate of Early Childhood Education and so on.
  • While your children are enjoying their experience, parents have the free time to enjoy some sightseeing which might otherwise be difficult with young children.
  • This is an exclusive program only available through our service.

Example of activities

Several activities are chosen considering the preference of kids, weather and other conditions.

Trying Zen training
Hitting the fish wood block (a wood block at temples that is struck while chanting)
Traditional Japanese crafts
Ringing the temple bell
Japanese flower arrangement
Learning how to pray at a temple altar

Program Information


Children ages 5 to 12 (For details, refer to the note below)


(1)AM plan : 10:00-13:00 (2) PM plan : 12:00-15:00 *Extension is available on request.


Every day except for Buddhist ceremony. Please confirm.


From JPY7,000 (per person in case of over 5 persons. Please inquire.)


Horinji (Daruma Temple) 5min. walk from JR Enmachi


Materials for all activities, Water


Transportation to/from the place of program, Lunch (available as an option)


-Siblings under 5 can attend with the same fee with advanced reservation.
-Parents can also attend with the same fee.

-Please order lunch or bring by yourself.
-In case of participants has any food allergy, please bring lunch by yourself for the safety purpose.

(Traditional flower arrangement)
-For traditional flower arrangement, 3 days in advance reservation is necessary to procure material.