Annual daruma market held in Hamura in Western Tokyo. The market is known as the “Vitality Market” (活力市) and visitors come to purchase the hollow dolls to pray for a healthy and long-life, success, and prosperity. There is a free amazake service, stalls serving festival foods, a flea market, as well as fresh local produce for sale. The market takes place in the Farmers Market hall near Hamura City Office and runs from 9:30am to 5pm each day. The nearest station is Hamura Station on the Ome Line—about 50 minutes from Shinjuku Station.
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