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Fushimi Inari-taisha 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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This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor...

This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.

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Amazing display of detail the orange archway is something to behold and although I didn't walk to the top found this temple a must visit. The grounds were immaculately groomed and... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Amazing display of detail the orange archway is something to behold and although I didn't walk to the top found this temple a must visit. The grounds were immaculately groomed and would look even better in autumn or spring . There is quite a few steps so if your not into steps admire the wonderful temple from afar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Better to start in the mornings....as it get a little dangerous after dark. Learn why the locals pray to the Inari here...and is your lucky you can try the fried sparrows too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived fairly early. The number of people on the trail significantly decreased as you got closer to the top. We decided to take the circle trail around the top but got off trail and ended up taking the wrong trail back down. We ended up at another train station than where we arrived. It was very pleasant and peaceful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must go in day time.... after 4pm the day is getting dark... hardly to take photos... Take JR is nearer.... By bus need to walk quite far...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to get there by train, like other reviews it's best to get there early and best the tour groups. Although the groups tend to mainly stay around the start of the gates and the further you go the less people there are and it becomes quite peaceful and tranquil. We even had a dusting of snow. There are lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First place we visited in Kyoto. Easy access from Kyoto station using JR line. So many red torii as we saw in pictures. We didnt get to the top, not enough energy in cold winter. On our way down we saw so many street food vendors selling so many as pretty snacks as the shrine itself, you would want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has got to have the most reviews I've seen in a while. There is not much else I can add but I'll say this much. I went with my friends and we climbed all the way to the top. It took us three hours (round trip) and truthfully, I was ready to give up twice. But glad I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited November 2015: An boy way it packed! At the height of Autumn leaf viewing season this is to be expected. It was a bit of a shock, after visiting in Japan for a week, to be suddenly surrounded by very rude tourists from other nations......but this is the nature of Kyoto this time of year. The Vermilion gates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The shrine was a noteworthy visit during my stay in Kyoto. The orange gates that climbed up the mountain were beautiful and symbolic. The shrine seemed eerie when I visited at night. The best time to go is early in the morning when there are fewer people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Near the railway station. Fantastic flight of stairs. If u travel with kids, allocate 2 hours at least. U can get souvenirs along the way.

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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.