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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had been very eager to check out Fushimi Inari Shrine and it was definitely worth going to. The endless bright red tori gates just look incredible and walking through hundreds of them was an experience I'll never forget. Be prepared to walk a LOT, so wear appropriate shoes and make sure you can find your way back to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Unlike other temples in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine entrance is right in front of the JR line station. The red columns placed all across the mountain is marvelous and breath-taking. Tips: it is very crowded at the lower part/begining of the tunnel. Be patient and keep walking, then you will find a perfect place for taking pictures since most people... More

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KL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I cycled from Kyoto station to this place (8km one way) and truly enjoyed the visit. The shrine is impressive and i walked up the hill to truly appreciate the history and the nature around this place.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Walking through the gates when the sun is shining casting an orange glow was worth the trip. If I go back to Kyoto I would come here again. As other reviewers have stated be prepared for a long hike as you are going up steps most of the way. This was our first stop of the day as we wanted... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We are a family of 3, 2 adults 10 year old. Its a long walk up but extremely worth it. We went during summer which meant a lot of humidity which made it harder going up. So be prepared to either bring a lot of drinks or purchase along the way which we did. This is a shrine at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I didn't do sufficient research before coming here and didn't realize the torii gates go all the way up the mountain and it can take about two hours to walk the whole thing. I came in the evening and was tired from walking around in the heat all day so I didn't have the energy to do the whole thing,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi out here from the Kyoto Imperial Palace, about ¥3000 in a bit of traffic. There are two trains that go out there too as we went over two train tracks but I am not sure of the details. Obviously as you approach there are lots of shops selling food and souvenirs. There is a spot to... More

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Tandil, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

after seeing more than 20 shrines in two days this place is definitely is the best bring sport shoes for the trip

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Torii gates are really beautiful and it is a lovely experience walking under them along the paths to visit various shrines. Unlike other places in Kyoto I hadn't researched this one thoroughly and didn't realise the site stretched over a whole mountain... Oops. After an hour of walking in 30+ degrees and seeing how little we had progressed on... More

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately it was hot and humid. The visit was short but worth the visit. The grounds were peaceful and lovely.

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