Taikodani Inari Shrine

Taikodani Inari Shrine, Tsuwano-cho

Taikodani Inari Shrine
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,725 contributions
Sep 2020
I visited the Taikodani Inari Shrine after going to the castle ruins. There is a nice trail from the ruins directly to the shrine. There is a large parking lot in front of the shrine. The complex is pretty large and the main temple is beautiful! I love the red and white colors and other traditional items. The shrine is just beautiful, don't miss the Tori Gates that go up/down the hill, there are 273 gates and it makes for fantastic photos. From the shrine you get magnificent views of the town and surrounding area, I can't wait to come back here in the fall time.
Written September 24, 2020
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TassieTripping
Hobart, Australia546 contributions
Sep 2019
The walk up from the town is up 263 steps through a vermilion tunnel of almost 1000 torii gates which are also lit up at night and look lovely against the wooded hills. This huge shrine is counted among Japan’s five greatest Inari shrines, and has been extended over time. The fox symbol is used because it is identified as a messenger of Inari (the rice god). The former shrine (Motomiya) can be seen on the walk up. On the other side of the shrine is the vehicle access road which also leads to the start of the chair lift up to the castle ruins.
Written July 31, 2020
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Reynaldo Flores
27 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
It's a majestic, serene place. Not as spacious as Izumo Taisha, but certainly also a religious power spot.
It's very easy to access from Tsuwano JR Station. Just a 10 - 15 minute stroll. I came from Kokura Station, rode the Nozomi shinkansen to Shin Yamaguchi station ( about 20 minutes). Then I rode the Super Oki Limited Express to Tsuwano station. Another 1 hour and 5 minutes. My JR West Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area pass gave me free access to all the trains.
Written January 17, 2020
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Rick28200
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain586 contributions
Dec 2019
This is my second time here and it never disappoints me.
I was so sick and tired of Fushimi Inari in Kyoto because it was flooded with tourists. Here, you have peace to enjoy the environment with a sporadic domestic tourist.
Because I was with my mother, I drove to the sanctuary, but I highly recommend climbing and walking through the toris.
An unforgettable experience.
Written December 25, 2019
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KeenPhotographer-11
Birkdale, Australia775 contributions
Nov 2019
A very pleasing sight to visit. Very photogenic particularly in the late afternoon.
Parking is a bit of a challenge to find nearby.
Not over-run with masses of fellow travellers added to the enjoyable visit.
Written November 21, 2019
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DYA717
Honolulu9,267 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
An important shrine to the Shinto worshipers; about a 10-minute walk from the Tsuwano train station to the first torii gate. A good workout climbing the stairs under many mini-torii gates; all the more to bring good fortune to believers; about a 8-10 minute walk up with great views of the river, valley and town. Cherry blossoms were just past peak time but added to the beauty of today's view. The shrine is beautifully maintained with bright orange and white.
Written April 10, 2019
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Daylebag
Vancouver, Canada444 contributions
Sep 2018
Amazing hike up. Beautiful temple at the top. Not very busy at all. Tsuwano is a great place to relax and escape the crowds of the major cities
Written September 18, 2018
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
not so famous place & almost no tourist here but the festival is well enough interesting. and the view from here also impressive.
Written July 8, 2018
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GVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,014 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Taikodani Inari Shrine has many features in common with the thousands of other shrines you'll be visiting in Japan. Aside from the spiritual aspect, it is still worth a visit.

It is more colourful and garishly decorated than many shrines, so it is visually appealing. The walk up though the covered walkway is attractive. The shrine offers a good view acrosss the valley.
Written August 23, 2017
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Apple_HK
Hong Kong267 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
This is the fifth large Inari Shine in Japan and located in a charming old town Tsuwano. Hence, one must visit the Shrine when in Yamaguchi province. The many torii’s are charming and one can take lots of lovely photos since it is not jam-packed with tourist like Kyoto.
Written August 21, 2017
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