Suzumushi Temple, Kyoto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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今回初めてここを訪れましたが、想像していた以上に楽しめる場所でした！清水寺などに比べたら小さく、こじんまりしていますが、住職さんのお話しがとにかく面白く、願い事のかけ方やお札の間違った使い方など色々なことが聞けます。面白おかしく話されていますが、とても勉強になります。また、住職さんから急に問題を出されたり、挙手制の質問をされたりと聞くだけではないのでさらに楽しめます。500円で中に入れてお茶とお菓... read more »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.show original
バスにて向かいましたが、階段のところまで人が並んでおりました。席に着くまえにご朱印帳を渡し、帰るときに渡されます。I went by bus, but lined people up the stairs. When stamp book to pass before his seat passed.show original
大変珍しい草履をはいたお地蔵さんが迎えてくれます。願い事を叶えるために行脚し私の所に来てくれます。願いが叶いました。 500円の拝観料を払い寺の中に、9時よりありがたいお話とお茶とお菓子。その後お守り300円を購入。お地蔵様の所へ、、、お願いの仕方は話の中でレクチャーしてくれます。外には次の方たちが行列をなして待機しています。境内は手入れの行き届いた庭。紅葉が素晴らしいです。車で行きました。寺に近... read more »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 trueshow original
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.
This temple was crowded but I enjoyed. The priest talks only in Japanese.
Nobu WatThis 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.show original
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