SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE (Myotokuzan Kegon Temple)

SUZUMUSHIDERA's OJIZO-SAN with straw sandals

SUZUMUSHIDERA's OJIZO-SAN with straw sandals

Basic and usuful information

Basic information

Name SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE (Myotokuzan Kegon Temple)
Name(Japanese) 鈴虫寺(妙徳山 華厳寺)
Postal code 615-8294
Address 31 Matsumurojike-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto-fu
Telephone number 075-381-3830
Open hours 9:00 〜 17:00 ※Last Admission at 16:30
Regular closing day n/a
Price Adult/500yen
Child(4 years old〜Junior High School Student)/ 300yen
※Tea and sweets included
Official web site http://www.suzutera.or.jp/

Useful information

Credit Card Not available
Supported card company n/a
Within a 10 minute walk from the station ×
Infromation for Free Wi-Fi unknown
Average time required About 1 hour -
Purpose Alone
Accept Children
Child policy n/a
Handicap-accessible n/a
Smoking No smoking
Value coupon No

"SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE" is said to have a special power for making a "true-love knot" ! Listen to interesting and entertaining sermons, purchase popular Happiness OMAMORI (Japanese amulet), and make one special wish to the OJIZO-san wearing WARAJI (straw sandals)!


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A very popular sightseeing spot representing Kyoto visited by many peopleis ""ARASHIYAMA"".
So you may think this is an introduction to the famous and popular ""ARASHIYAMA,"" but it is not the case.
The special place we would like to introduce here is the temple located near ARASHIYAMA, where many people of all ages love to visit!

The name of the temple is ""SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE (Suzumushidera)."" Its official name is ""MYOTOKUZAN KEGONJI.""
The answer to the question, ""Why is it called 'SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE'?"" is clear once you visit the temple. In the precincts they raise SUZUMUSHI (bell crickets) and the beautiful chirping soud of SUZUMUSHI can be enjoyed throughout the year.

There are many famous, world-class sightseeing  shrines and temples in Kyoto such as ""FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA""GION's""YASAKA SHRINE,""」 the famous for  ""STAGE of KIYOMIZU""""KIYOMIZU TEMPLE,""and we cannnot forget to mention ""KINKAKU TEMPLE,""and also""GINKAKU TEMPLE,""and many more. But this ""SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE"" is different from those grand shrines and temples, it is a ""small, ordinary temple.""

Then why is this temple so popular? It is because people started to say that their wishes comes true when they visit and pray, and it was spread throughout the nation.  

People would see how popular this temple is once they are there. It is a small, ordinary temple, but there are long lines of people on weekends and holidays.

There are many visitors of all ages who come to make their wishes, but those that stand out are the young ladies. It is told that among many wishes, the temple has a special power for ""making true-love knot.""

Each visitor is supposed to make just one, special wish to the OJIZO-SAN who is believed to make his/her wish come true. Many of the visitors would purchase a ""Happiness OMAMORI (amulet)"" that they would carry at all times with them. In addition, there are sermons given by the chief priest that you can listen to prior to entering for worship.

In the sermon, we can feel the warm personality of the chief priest. The sermon is one of the visitor's favorite activities at SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE. It is not too serious and at times the chief priest makes the listeners laugh. It is a sermon all the visitors enjoy.

""SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE"" is very popular as a temple where people can pray for their wishes to come true.
We recommend that you visit this temple if you have a wish to pray for.

Introducing here are the highlights of ""SUZUMUSHI TEMPLE,""  the correct manners of worshiping to receive the blessings, the congestion information, and many more. "
Postal code 615-8294
Address 31 Matsumurojike-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto-fu
Telephone number 075-381-3830
Parking Yes
Detail information about parking Parking is available.

※60 lots

●Parking Information

Parking fee: 500yen/car
Access informtaion (by train & bus) (Train)
・Take Hankyu Train Arashiyama Line to "Matsunoo" station. (15 minutes' walk)

・From JR "Kyoto" station: Take Kyoto Municipal Bus "28" bound for "Daikakuji" and off at "Matsunoo Taisha," about 15 minutes' walk.
・JR "Kyoto" station: Take Kyoto Municipal Bus "73" "83" bound for "Suzumushidera" and off at the destination, about 3 minutes' walk.
・From "Shijo-Karasuma": Take Kyoto Municipal Bus "29" bound for "Kokudo Nakayama Rakusai Bus Terminal" and off at "Kokedera-michi."
・From "Shijo-Karasuma": Take Kyoto Bus "73" bound for "Suzumushidera" and off at "Suzumushidera." 3 minutes' walk.
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