And, err, oddly shaped monuments.
Buddhist temples are usually dark wood, and often have wooden thresholds that you step over to enter them.
The main hall was extra-gorgeous with all the cherry trees in full bloom. We were lucky because there were very few people around and we were the only gaijin (foreigners) we saw all day. Sad though, that it`s the main tourist season and it`s so quiet.
Now, there`s only one thing that terrifies me in this life and that`s cicadas. After a nasty experience in Kyoto last year, I am truly petrified. And guess what? This museum we`d so blindly stumbled into turned out to be a cicada museum!!! At least they were dead and pinned behind glass, which made them slightly more bearable, but still. Honestly. Other fascinating exhibits included dead beetles, rocks and mushrooms in jars. Worth 200 yen of anyone`s money, I`d say.