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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine serves as the starting point for the hiking trails, covered by densely packed vivid orange gates, that snake up the mountain behind it. This Shinto shrine devoted to Inari, the god of rice, has existed on site since 816 CE and contains several buildings and gates. Visitors hike the paths, which are covered by thousands of parallel donated "torii" gates, to reach the inner shrine halfway up the mountain. Wear comfortable shoes, and stop at the restaurants along the way to sample "abuurage" (fried tofu), considered a favorite food of foxes, the special messengers of Inari. Use our Kyoto tour app to visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine on your trip to Kyoto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine reviews
Easily accessible by train from Kyoto station, right next to Inari station. Breathtakingly beautiful area. Did not walk all the way to the top due to September heat and high humidity but even so...
Easily accessible by train from Kyoto station, right next to Inari station. Breathtakingly beautiful area. Did not walk all the way to the top due to September heat and high humidity but even so... more »
The place is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The street packed with food stalls and souvenir stores on the way to the shrine was especially nice. The trip to the summit can be a little...
The place is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The street packed with food stalls and souvenir stores on the way to the shrine was especially nice. The trip to the summit can be a little... more »
Simply a magical place... The best place I've been in Japan. I suggest to go early in the morning to avoid crowds and watch the sunrise. The get on top is more than an hour for sure but it's worth it! Such a beautiful place to see in a lifetime. Puts your life in perspective if you can take a time to immerse yourself in this area.... It's must for anyone visiting japan.... Photo ops are everywhere....
Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the largest and most iconic Shinto shrines in Kyoto Japan. It is well known for it's thousands of beautiful tall red tori gates, which lead into a scenic wooded forest trail. Beautiful Fox statues representing messengers can be found all over the shrine grounds. Many of the visitors veer off the main trail and enjoy the colorful landscape of trees, flowers and water. It is definitely a place to highlight on your itinerary while in Kyoto.
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