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Fushimi Inari Shrine

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 612-0882, Japan
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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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Moscow, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

After seeing many temples in shrines in Kyoto they start to become a blur. Except for Fushimi Inari shrine, which is completely different and unique! The beautiful orange arches that form "tunnels" extend for miles and you feel transported to ancient Japan. Really beautiful buildings too. Go there at night if you can. The "tunnels" are lit up and it... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This shrine made for incredibly picturesque photos. We visited in a quieter month, which meant we could wander at our own pace. Make sure you look at the grounds as well - many delightful toadstools to be seen!

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

easy access by train, but most travellers limit the visit to the double sided tunnel of torii gates. You should push the exploration further, until you reach the top crossroad. then, choose the left path going down to a residential area. you will be able to reach the Tofukuji, nearby, with it's massive gate (the biggest and oldest zen gate... More

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I wanted to come visit since reading 'Memoirs of a Geisha' in the late 1990's. The JR Nari Line brings you right to the site of this shrine, but it is rather commercial if I am honest. Tripadvisor signs everywhere when you arrive and I can understand the pride of being a #1 place to visit-but it seemed to lessen... More

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Venice, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This place is conveniently located just outside the train station. It was a pretty awesome attraction except be ready to sweat as you climb up to the top to see the shrine. We got there pretty late although there are no hours for the park, i think its best you show up earlier during the day. We climbed about 3/4's... More

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Fushimi Inari is a must-see for Kyoto visitors. I had been here over twenty years earlier but wanted to bring my daughter back. We did not walk around the whole shrine (the mountain walk) because it was so hot and my daughter was tired, but the further up you go, the fewer people you encounter. The lower part of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Grab your camera and go to this shrine. This is one of the most picturesque place in Kyoto. It could be very crowded as it is very popular amongst the tourist. Go in the early morning to avoid the crowd.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You know the thousand of pictures you have probably seen on the net or travel brochures of Fushimi Inari Shrine? It is as beautiful as depicted. It is the largest shrine we visited during our trip in Japan, and we didn't even manage to walk uphill (the heat of japanese summer deterred us of). The more reason for us to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the best tourism destinations in Kyoto (And there are in fact a lot of worth visiting sites in this area). It is authentic, traditional with the hundreds of Torii gates. I visited this Shrine in the early morning, when there was not many people around. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surrounding scenery made an... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's everything we hoped it to be. Pictures don't do this place justice and we took hundreds. It's truly a must see and has rightly earned Trip Advisor's accolades in our book. Here's how to make the most of your visit: -- Don't go with a tour group. Not only does that mean you are going at the same time... More

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