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Suzumushi Temple, Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Explore the quirky Suzumushi Temple, which doesn't pay tribute to a deity, but instead celebrates chirping crickets. Established in 1723, the temple wasn't built with this in mind, but the singing insects captured the attention of a ground-keeping priest, who enjoyed listening to their otherworldly music while tending to the garden late into the evening. Thinking the creatures to be a natural expression of Buddhist ideals (having short but well-lived lives), the temple has gone on to raise 50,000 crickets a year, with their chirping audible here all year-round. You'll notice that the cricket room stays at a high temperature year-round to encourage the singing creatures. Here you'll have the opportunity to sit and learn about the temple's fixation on these creatures directly from the priest, while enjoying a cup of tea. Before you head to Kyoto, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kyoto itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Kyoto has to offer, including Suzumushi Temple.
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  • It was a place we visited here for the first time, could have imagined more than! Small if compared to Kiyomizu Temple, such as the location of the priest talk anyway interesting, such as using the wrong notes and how to make their wishes can listen to a lot of things. Amusingly spoken, but very useful. Priest issued a problem rapidly or, or hand control questions and further guests can hear but not so. Put in 500 yen, as well as tea and sweets. When you can buy at 300 yen yellow amulet, so come to jizo. You can see the small garden. Skate stone stairs and streets on a rainy day, so I better be nice. Talk to little kids may feel boring. As an aside, from bus stop to Suzumushi has places such as small garden. Might want to break on the bench, it's sunny.
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  • I went by bus, but lined people up the stairs. When stamp book to pass before his seat passed.
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  • Will greeted jizo-San was very unusual shoes. To fulfill his wish to go on a pilgrimage, will come to me. Wish had been fulfilled. 500 yen admission fee payment temple than a nine story and tea and sweets. Then buy the talisman 300 yen. To jizo will... lecture in the story how to ask. Outside, without matrix: people, waiting for them. Your environment is a well-kept garden. Autumn is great. We went by car. Opposite is way thinner, closer to the temple no longer is not. Parking is located near the entrance of the temple. 止meremasu parking may not so wide, but just wait. In the morning is recommended. Lined outside on a rainy day, so its ready! May your wishes come true
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  • Sweet little garden. Don't forget to give your name and city to the Guardian at the entry so he comes to your place with his sandals to grant your wish. The Buddhist preach is only in Japanese so I didn't visit the temple. Staff is very nice and warned me in perfect English. 300y
  • お茶とお菓子をたのしみながら、現代版説法を聞きます。 Modern version preaching in Japanese only.
  • 現代風なアレンジが効き過ぎた坊主の説教
  • This temple was crowded but I enjoyed. The priest talks only in Japanese.
  • This is a SA. Aka, Suzumushi. Maji is a temple for the crickets. Insect kanji properly is insect bug three Kanji characters. I feel involved---.. Well done. Can advanced shrines to temples and shrines in Kyoto there is a small temple, probably for the first time in the marketing imagination captured tourists. Crickets also called attraction Panda? In a what I'm ~. You can listen to the sound of crickets all year round. Visit monk preaching to listen to. Foundation is shallow, in the early 18th century. In Kyoto with its old shrine, Temple and Cathedral and large temples, including the Temple of Edo period originally newbies. But is not great examples in the most successful or not? Went twice only because I hate bugs. Try try again! So crowded by the day. Matsuo shrine station of Hankyu from relatively close.
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