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Fushimi Inari Shrine

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 612-0882, Japan
(075)641-7331 
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Ranked #1 of 368 attractions in Kyoto
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This was everything I thought it would be and more! To see the pictures is nothing like being there! It has a very impressive entrance with several bright red (Shinto) shrines before you get to the 1000 gates. (I think there's 10,000). Then the hike, and is is a HIKE up a mountain on this round about path constantly covered... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

First of all, the sight is located near a train station, and therefore is accessible to foreigners like myself. One hikes through countless red gates amidst trees. Even under a light shower, the experience is commendable. One is left to reflect on nature's and life's beauties. Can't wait to bring friends.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Photo ops galore, and very pretty. Not super relaxing but would go back and I think it's a Kyoto "must".

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Good exercise and cheerful people on the way.I would advocate taking the left path up and returning the same way.We got lost on the return and ended up in the forest.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a visually beautiful shrine, but very popular. Divert off the main walk way and visit the shrine up the mountain track (don't know the name). Write a prayer and ring the bell. The shrine is in a wooded area and when you get off the main walkway it is very peaceful.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The size of the trail is long but flexible for the amount of time you want to spend. It's a great place to avoid the crowds that clog up just about every other temple and the best thing to see in Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful things in japan! You can easily forget the crowds. Also note, it is quite a hike all the way up so wear appropriate shoes! We found ourselves following a little track that lead us deep into the bamboo forest area (pretty sure we weren't supposed to be there) but came across some beautiful shrine areas.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As this place is voted as number one attraction in Kyoto, there are plenty of English signs everywhere, starting from the Inari Train Station. Only two stations away from Kyoto JR Station (5 mins), this place is ideal for all kinds of travelers. After 5 mins of train ride, the shrine is right in front of the Inari train station.... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was in Fushimi inari last weekend and bought a fine yukata and obi with really delightful deal! Woman's from 1000yen to 5000yen, obi 500yen and sub strap 500yen. (There were men's and kid's as well but don't remeber the price) Inside of Fushimi-inari you can find the stall.

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Speers Point, Australia
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is something of a standout attraction in Kyoto and for good reason. It is very easy to get to with the Inari Station on the JR Nara Line right in front of the Gate. And once inside the striking vermillion colour theme makes for great photo material. The crowds can sometimes be a challenge and a... More

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