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Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture
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Description: This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to...
This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
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A must visit for the unique row of Torii

The shrine extends from the base up to the summit of Mt. Inari, where the actual shrine is located. The grounds has the usual temples, but what sets the place apart are the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The shrine extends from the base up to the summit of Mt. Inari, where the actual shrine is located. The grounds has the usual temples, but what sets the place apart are the thousands of toriis along the way to the top. Reaching the summit needs an above average cardio function, but you should at least reach the midpoint to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Go early if you want an alone shot like in this stock photo. It can get very crowded but totally worth it. The orange posters and beams are something to behold. Not to mention totally Instagram worthy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must visit but to be honest... its 1000 red gates... you can either spend the best half of a day trudging behind the hordes of tourists to the top or you can get the general idea by the second break in the gates and go off trail for a while and visit some of the little temples and areas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A shinto shrine dedicated to foxes - messengers of gods. What makes this shrine special is the literally thousands of torii gates donated by businesses. While these stretch all the way to the top of the hill they are so many that they form practically tunnels. There are no opening hours, can be visited any time, but the lanterns give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful hike and amazing historical site. Everything everyone else has written is correct. I am just going to add some thing we wish we had been told. First the train is the JR line at Kyoto station. Ensure you get a local train or else the train will go right past the station for this site. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most memorable moments of our Japan trip. We visited early afternoon to escape the summers heat and crouds and it was well made decision. By the time we reached the top of the hill it was dark already and the magical lanterns were lit, truly amazing atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You can get to the shrine by taking the Nara-line JR train from Kyoto station. For those wanting to go to the top, be prepared it is quite a climb to the top. You will have to climb a lot of stairs. If you are going to the top, make sure that around point 6 you go straight or to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We traveled during school holiday which lends for a very busy crowd. However, it is the visit to learn this history and see the sites. The Inari Shrine is rich in history. As with many Asian countries, there are many superstitions and rituals to achieve good luck in your life. Make the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Shrine is impressive. It is perched on the hillside and amazes in its appearance. some of the adjacent shops are a bit tacky, but we still looked in them. The only drawback was the number of people enjoying it with us. One quibble; everyone calls it red, but it looks like orange to me. Still, a must see in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous outstanding shrine. A must while visiting Kyoto. Please do not stay at the beginning/bottom of the shrine where it is a bit touristic. Take the walk to the top, it is fab and really worth the effort. There are less people as you go up and then you can really enjoy the site and its serenity.

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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.