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Suzumushi Temple, Kyoto

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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. To visit Suzumushi Temple and get the most from your holiday in Kyoto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kyoto online attractions planner .
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  • Globeflower at bus stop 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Rise Hall in adults 500 yen, tea and snacks while listening to the sermon, and I pray jizo, that is. Take off your shoes in the room and more. Lined with long desk and floor cushions, put about 200 people MAX. In the room beside the number of tanks and the crickets are chirping. Seems that there are crickets, over 6,000 animals. When it's busy, but I have to go up to the temple on past the stairs, is lined up to the bus stop. Please note that the slippery stairs! Your story was about 20 minutes. Day by day it seems different. You might get tired towards the end. Next to the toilet. Our garden room is stunning. It is very beautiful. Apparently will come to see the guardian deity of children jizo was wearing sandals and wishes come true. So, it seems I must say that when asked to name and postal address. Wait there was a new temple and poor access is deducted.
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  • Spirit fall lecture on the grounds like a medicine cabinet without the garden organization and more. slowly, and didn't let the rescue. Is this shoe horn, kettle, minute floating floating mg mg. In no time, there's a little taken aback to ride out towards the exit and ㅠ ㅠ ㅠ here would wish to be 300 yen. I also buy it faster than any other amulets of accomplishment — a feeling that multi-level marketing is a perfect atmosphere. Get to see more of the garden. The thing I wanted. Man. for the first time. Personnel waited outside for 15 minutes until the expression is not really good with green tea in Japan. Let's AO. ever. There is no taste ㅠ ㅠ recommend. Everything that you want to dock. 15 Pro. Recommended.
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  • Called "Suzumushi"-also known as Temple of the Rinzai Zen sect says "Temple" is the official name, but why did you know? One year during the hearing is growing crickets which exceeds several thousand cats from. It is from this Suzumushi suddenly became famous because jizo wore straw sandals are standing ago the gate is to always grant a wish us. For North South from Hokkaido to Kyushu/Okinawa grant wishes from across the country, many people are 御参ri. It seems even stranger had come more women specifically seeking a good match, and we as an anecdote of men and women and started talking at the bus stop on the way back, we got to the wedding episode. A sermon before the amulet to buy, ask for make a wish before jizo great fun and easy understand, please explain. It is recommended that once sent, and overlooking the town of Kyoto through the beautiful garden and. Finally the 御参ri miss the main hall of the temple.
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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
  • Visiting this temple was one of my highlights in Kyoto. When you get in, there's a lecture on Buddhism and the way of the cricket, which this temple is known for. It is only in Japanese, but I was still captivated by the way the monk delivered the story. Quite off the beaten path, they don't seem to get many foreigners, but it was definitely worth the visit. The garden outside is also a little gem.
  • Suzumushi Temple was built in 1723 by Saint Hotan. Its official name is Myotokuzan Kegon-ji. Suzumushi means crickets in English. Hotan was famous as a hard-working Buddhist monk. There is one sect of Buddhism called “Kegon,” but because of its strictness, the number of monks undertaking Kegon was decreasing and the religion was dying out. The situation prompted Hotan to try and revive Kegon. He studied Buddhism and philosophy widely and tried to spread Kegon to monks. It is also said that he was the first to make a world map which put India (the origin of Buddhism) at the center of the world. When he saw the map that Europeans brought to Japan, he just was compelled to create a new type of map. The map is very valuable historically. Why don't you visit Matsuo Taisha Shrine on your way back to Katura station? It is only about 15 min walk. You will probably enjoy the rural atmosphere of this area. ( TGM Kyoto )
  • This temple was crowded but I enjoyed. The priest talks only in Japanese.
  • beautiful scenery and peaceful

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