Route Kyoto Fushimi Inari ShrineTokyo Ginza (1 day)
Airport/Sta. (Arrival/Departure) Osaka International Airport / Tokyo International Airport
Osaka International Airport
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SightseeeFushimi Inari Shrine
This shrine in the south of Kyoto is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates straddling the mountain paths, forming mysterious tunnels 4km long in total. This is the headquarters shine fo...X51
This shrine in the south of Kyoto is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates straddling the mountain paths, forming mysterious tunnels 4km long in total. This is the headquarters shine for some 30,000 Inari shrines all over the country, dedicated to the god of bountiful harvest and business prosperity. In the main precinct, you will see dozens of fox statues as the fox is considered the messenger of the Inari god.
The torii gates are all donated by worshippers since the 16 century and you will find the donator's name at the back of each gate. The torii tunnel leads you to the top of Mount Inari (233m) and takes about 2-3 hours to make a round tour. Along the path are a few eateries that offer 'inari sushi' and 'kitsune udon', both using deep-fried sliced tofu (aburaage), allegedly a favorite of foxes.
This shrine is said to have established in the early 8th century. This shrine enshrines the god of rice and harvest.
At this shrine, you can see pair of stone foxes.
Because the tail of a fox resembles the ears of a rice plant, a fox was believed to be the messanger of the god.
Moreover, this shrine was worshipped as the patron of business by merchants and manufacturers.
There are roughly 5,000 torii or sacred gate. Each toria is donated by the believers.
Since this shrine is the most famous spot in Gapan for foreign tourists, pleas visit this shrine!!
Thousands of vermilion torii gates bring you a fantastic view which was introduced in the film, "Memoirs of a Geisha". Fushimi Inari Shrine attracts
so many visitors and tourists thruout a year. It gains a great popularity from overseas tourists, too.
This is definitely a gem of Kyoto! Tourists can enjoy trekking the hill while learning about a very fascinating faith, Shinto, which is actively taken in Japanese peoples' lives even today.
I have guided Fushimi Inari Taisha so many times. So I can describe it very well and interestingly.
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about 372.4kmGoogle Transit
Ginza is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping district, with a distinctive snob value. The 1km-long Namiki-dori street is lined with exclusive brand boutiques from Japan and abroad. Old-establishe...X32
Ginza is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping district, with a distinctive snob value. The 1km-long Namiki-dori street is lined with exclusive brand boutiques from Japan and abroad. Old-established department stores such as Mitsukoshi and Matsuya magnificently stand along Chuo-dori street, and elegant females shoppers flock in Printemps Ginza on Sotobori-dori street.
Ginza is not only for shopping appeal. This is the area where cutting-edge trends and prestigious old businesses meet, and there are many restaurants rated highly in the Michelin Guide and popular with Japanophile gourmets. Other main attractions are on the artistic side, with the Kabuki theater, Takarazuka revue hall and 200 or more art galleries dotting the area
We can go some other interesting places which I can recomend. Let's have a nice trip with me. Thanks.
Ginza is such a famous upmarket shopping district for anyone that we may sometimes lose sight of the long historical background of its developments in the early Meiji period when Japan aggressively promoted the modernization or westernization of the Japanese political and social systems. I will be so happy to be able to share with you such intriguing historical developments of Ginza District.
Ginza is the combined name of "Gin" and "Za" in Japanese language. Gin means slver and Za means mint. There was the silver mint in this location while Japan was dominated unde the dictatorship of Shogun Tokugawa. Ginza has two faces which are modern and old. Let us explore both faces of Ginza.
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Tokyo International Airport