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Suzumushi Temple

#134 of 1,383 things to do in Kyoto
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Relaxing time

I visited Suzumushi temple on weekend with my university friends. The lecture from chief priest was... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
ynrh
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Japan
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beautiful garden & quiet neighborhood.

my Jap friend recommended Suzumushi-tera (temple) for praying & grant wishes. so... during my... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
felissia Z
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Shanghai, China
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17 Jul 2018
“Relaxing time ”
13 Jul 2018
“Not worth it for non-Japanese speakers”
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31 Matsumuroike, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8294, Kyoto Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

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 relaxing after that we walked to beautiful garden. The fee was...More

1  Thank ynrh
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We visited this temple weekdays. But still it was crowded. Because there were many visitors, our worship was totally like the assembly line. Of course it was not an atmosphere to appreciate the sound of the bell crickets relaxedly. In addition, the lecture by a...More

5  Thank Kinaishoku
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

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 relaxing after that we walked to beautiful garden. The fee was...More

1  Thank ynrh
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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 didn't speak...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 26 July 2017

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。

5  Thank Odyssey722897
Reviewed 26 June 2017

o. This temple is not so big, but very popular in Japan. Maybe because the lecture from chief priest is very interesting, and there are many bell crickets. In japan, charm of this temple is a kind of fashion. I saw many people wear it....More

Thank Voyager810618
Reviewed 15 June 2016

my Jap friend recommended Suzumushi-tera (temple) for praying & grant wishes. so... during my traveling in Kyoto, i & my husband took a chance to come to this temple. we went there by Train. We walked for 20-30 mins from train station to this temple....More

Thank felissia Z
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Niels B
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We visited this temple weekdays. But still it was crowded. Because there were many visitors, our worship was totally like the assembly line. Of course it was not an atmosphere to appreciate the sound of the bell crickets relaxedly. In addition, the lecture by a...More

5  Thank Kinaishoku
Reviewed 9 January 2014

A Japanese coworker had recommended Suzumushi-tera to me.This Kegon sect temple was founded in the Edo period (1723). The name 'Suzumushi' comes from the thousands of crickets that have been trained to sing year-round. I had a hard time finding Suzumushi-tera; I wandered around in...More

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