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Kegon-ji Temple (Suzumushi-dera Temple) (華巌寺(鈴虫寺))

A Rinzai Buddhist temple in Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City. Some 50 thousand bell crickets are bred on the temple grounds annually, and due to their songs, audible not just in autumn but throughout the year, the temple has come to be known as the Suzumushi-dera (Bell Cricket Temple). In addition to a figure of Dainichi-nyorai (Voirocana), the main object of worship, the temple also enshrines a statue of Jizobosatsu (Kshitigarbha), and the temple attracts Kshitigarbha worshipers from around the nation as well as persons seeking aid with university entry, attaining better fortune, and finding a suitable partner. The temple is famous for its “Happy Kshitigarbha,” the only one in Japan to be depicted wearing straw sandals and said to grant a single wish, as well as its Suzumushi-seppo (Bell Cricket Sermons) given by priests, and the temple actively welcomes worshipers.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Matsumurojikechou 31 (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)

phone 0753813830
place

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Suzumushi Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/07/18 Relaxing time
I visited Suzumushi temple on weekend with my university friends. The lecture from chief priest was very interesting and there are many bell crickets. We heard the sound of the bell cricket. It was...
Reviewed:2018/07/14 Not worth it for non-Japanese speakers
I visited it on a hot Saturday afternoon in July. When I arrived by the 63 JR bus, there was a line to get in. After 20 minutes we entered but I was told I could not enter the Temple itself if I...
Reviewed:2017/07/26 the best temple for a waste of time
Go ahead if u wanna watching the dumb japanese clowd.

京都が守ってきた美意識の対極にある、下品な観光地。

こんな寺を高評価にしてる人は、ただのステマかよっぽど足りないのだろう。

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Matsumurojikechou 31 [map]
Area
Ayashiyama / SaganoArea
Phone
0753813830
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults500yen, Children 300yen
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.