Fushimi Inari Shrine4.9
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.
Purposeshould go,elderly,surreal&cool,family,autumn foliage,sightseeing
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5.0a year ago
It is a canteen and the food they serve here is not bad. 👍🏻
3.02 years ago
The walk going to the site through the shops Can be challenging depending on the sensory of the cried. But it is all worth it! Since you Will see, smell and taste alot of yummy treats
1.02 years ago
Bad food. Food photos are deceiving. From tempura to curry rice, expect cafeteria quality food. Not worth the price.
4.04 years ago
Long walk to the top of the mountain (1.5hours at a steady pace). The Torii gates go all the way up to the top, however there is no view at the top! Instead you can walk to the second look out (marked "nice view" on map) and come back down - this will still take you 1.5 hours there and back, so you will get to experience a nice walk. Be warned that the maps are not to scale and are misleading to how long each section of the path is.
4.02 years ago
This place has convenient coin lockers where you can leave stuff while you go hike the mountain.
Spot Reviews (11)
Hi, My name is Miho, an English licensed guide in Japan. I escort tourists across Japan, I really recommend you to visit Kyoto. Kyoto was an ancient capital and has over 1,200 year history. One of must see place is Fushimi-Inari-shrine. ...
Hi, My name is Miho, an English licensed guide in Japan. I escort tourists across Japan, I really recommend you to visit Kyoto. Kyoto was an ancient capital and has over 1,200 year history. One of must see place is Fushimi-Inari-shrine. Kyoto boasts about 1,600 Buddhist Temple and some 300 shinto shrines. This Fushimi-Inari-shrine is the most popular tourist spot among foreign people. It is famous for its 1,000 Torii-gates. The Torii gates divide the sacred world from our ordinary world. I am sure that you enjoy its picturesque and mysterious atmosphere! Also you can enjoy a lot of food stands leading to the shrine. I will looking forward to escort you!
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