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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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  • Pay the admission fee: 500 yen, was guided into the parlor. They already sit out a lot of people, instead of just waiting for this event. Tea and snacks were provided. Crickets chirping, plainly heard the sermon, if you listen, but easy to understand young people, impressed the talk you have. About the meaning of the Chinese characters of the three asked pleasantly. The garden cooking, after you buy or amulet. Without the matrix: people on the stairs, waiting. Sermon is gooood times. Because child child can't keep still, voices, noise was getting out of the room bring your kids is important
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  • The temple priest's welcome and interesting talk. All the year round is the crickets chirping. Jizo statue at the entrance to the so will grant only one wish.
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