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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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  • I seldom go to the temple is I went for the first time. Story of the monk is also rich in humor, had let a wonderful story. Was right, so we recommend going around 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
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  • It is a temple can welcome sermon of the priest to hear crickets are singing all year round in the jizo happiness amulet wrapped in the Palm of your hand, and only one wishes to ask. And where Abbot preaching are persuasive, but I laugh has forced such... even is kanattara wish to thank Mairi come to ❗
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  • And Shifang-ji is very close, the car in the Pine tail Big Society falls, we do not have to take the bus but choose to stroll, Spring cherry flower bloom season should be very beautiful along the way. It was about 30 minutes before the door at noon, and the courtyard, like the Temple of Japan, was elegant and serene. Sitting on a plate in the temple, a cup of fragrant tea, a small cake, listening to the host of the language, and the beads of the lecture, and then attracted everyone to laugh, surrounded by the beetle this resonance, not in vain.
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