The fifth temple on the 33 Kannon site pilgrimage, Shofuku-ji Temple (Iizumi Kannon) is the first place in the Kanto region to host a daruma statue fair. Countless shops selling daruma statues line the temple grounds. Many families come to buy a statue as a wish for prosperity in business or household safety.
Iiizumi Kannon fair if Dharma
［Date］Held annually on December 17 and 18
［Place］Generally held on February 3rd
〈Directions〉From Odawara Station, take a bus bound for Shinmatsuda or Shimosoga Station and disembark at Iizumibashi; 10 minutes’ walk from there
［Admission fees］Free (fees apply for daruma statues and food/drink)
［TEL］0465-33-1521(Odawara City Hall, Economy and Tourism Section)