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Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: (075)641-7331 
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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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I loved walking through the red Toris for so many km...we were not able to finish until the end (quite long!) but we took very good pictures, although it is too touristic and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I loved walking through the red Toris for so many km...we were not able to finish until the end (quite long!) but we took very good pictures, although it is too touristic and people was crossing by, as always... I think this visit it's a must, as it is a temple different to the rest.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

we had a short amount of time in kyoto last fall and i'm SO glad we didn't miss this shrine. it's one of my favorites! i didn't realize the hike would take 2+ hours (i'm a slow walker), so unfortunately, we didn't schedule enough time to get to the top. and the maps are a bit deceiving, albeit pretty, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of Japan's most iconic Shinto shrines and as such should be on your Kyoto itinerary. Beware though: it is a place almost every other visitor visits and thus can it get quiet crowded especially on weekends. It takes about one to two hours to properly visit the shrine but one can opt for shorter routes. The tori-covered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful walk but doing it at 10pm at night was not my cup of tea... Seeing all the spiders/spider webs throughout our wall was horrifying!!!! I was also wearing shorts and sandals not a good idea... I would have preferred to do this during the day. I also feel you can admire the view better as well.... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Yeah, very Bill and Ted. Not that much to do but nice to wander round. Great street food on the walk from the station.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My favourite shrine of all. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time for this place as it is worth a days visit with all the walking. Best to do this first thing in your day when you are still fresh and able.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic site. Beautifully lined shrines stand boldly in red as they create winding paths through the forest that surrounds them. I was slightly worried about the crowds, but as the shrines create a trail over 4km to the top of the mountain (which is not for the faint hearted due to the number of steps and climb it required) we... More 

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Kunming, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The shrine was definitely nice, but it was no different than what you see in the pictures. Actually, scratch that, it's a a lot different, in that there are tons of people no matter where you look. Of course this is to be expected of any major tourist site, but don't expect it to be too peaceful or tranquil. You... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When in Kyoto, you cant miss the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It is so famous and vast that it is a must see! The red components of the shrine go on for a long ways. It can take you while to walk through all the paths of the shrine, but it is a beautiful, unique walk.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

With so many gleaming reviews and a #1 rating amongst attractions in Kyoto, what is there left to add? If you're in Kyoto, you have to take a trip up this mountain, which is lined with endless red tori gates. It's open 24 hours and costs nothing to enter. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to go up and down the... More 

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