Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sapporo

Fushimi Inari Shrine
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine was founded in 1884 by A priest from the Imperial Sapporo shrine. It is a regional Shrine. This location on Sapporo’s Mount Moiwa dates from 1907. The main Fushimi Inari Shrine is in Kyoto. There are 4 deities enshrined. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS NOT KYOTO AS MANY PHOTOS HERE DEPICT. (We have tried to fix this problem but TripAdvisor ignores us.)
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Emily D
Osaka, Japan269 contributions
Solo
Nestled into the side of a hill, vermillion Tori gates line the walkway to the shrine.
Although a little slippery on the way up the hill, once you get to the to the little temple is attractive, especially when surrounded by snow. And now for some history... Established in 1884 Fushimi Inari in Sapporo is one of approximately 30,000 branches of the Inari shrines across Japan. The most popular, probably the one in Kyoto where they filmed parts of the movie ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’. 27 Tori Gates line the walkway to the temple here and the red of the gates against the white of the snow is amazing. The ‘Vermillion’ gates are said to be symbolic of energy, strength and vitality. It’s also a color that is said to protect again and ward off evil. The Inari shrines are thought to guard food in Japan and ensure there is enough as they worship the gods of grain and food. They also have foxes as their guardians and so are dotted around the shrines. However foxes are noticeable absent in the Sapporo Inari Shrine and there doesn’t seem to be an explanation for this.
Written February 12, 2021
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Aroma Pei
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam28 contributions
Solo
The torii gates form a straight line, not as curved as the Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. This shrine is small and very quiet, you can spend 20ph to visit here.
There are 2 ways to get there:
1/.From Sapporo station, take subway Tozai line to Maruyama koen station (T06), go out to Maruyama bus terminal. Take JR Hokkaido bus (bus number: Circulation circle 10 - 循環 円10, or Circulation circle 11 - 循環 円11) at platform no.1.
2/.From Sapporo station, take subway Namboku line to Nakajima koen station (N09), go to Nakajima koen bus stop nearby. Catch JR Hokkaido bus (bus number: Circulation circle 55 - 循環 円55, or Circulation circle 56 - 循環 円56).
Both way either gets off at Jikeikai-mae bus stop or Fushimicho-takadai bus stop.
The shrine is about 200m from each bus stop.
Bus fare is fixed fare, 210Y/way and free with JR Hokkaido Pass or JR Pass holder, Common-Use 1-Day Card.
Written January 8, 2018
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Simon G
Yokohama, Japan56 contributions
Family
Being close to the base station of Mt. Moiwa Ropeway, it's worth visiting this shrine. Particularly during winter-season the red gates look very beatiful. Be sure to wear boots, since the path to the temple under the gates was not cleaned while we were there.
Written February 21, 2015
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LVV
Sapporo, Japan15 contributions
Solo
This shrine doesn't seem to welcome tourists. There are signs in English and Japanese all around the shrine prohibiting photography. So if you do make your way here, and climb up the hill to the shrine, keep in mind that you won't be able to take any pictures.
Written July 13, 2021
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Wei X
9 contributions
Couples
Visited the Kyoto's Fushini Inari-Taisha. was magnificent and can't wait to go back again to climb up the steps to venture further.
However, this location as above is for the Sapporo's shrine.
I did a simple google search, and the pictures churned out from google map is significantly different from the misleading Kyoto's Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine that many have tagged this to.
I'm afraid that many will be disappointed if they had mix-up the shrines in different prefectures. Check first!
Written November 22, 2015
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This is absolutely correct. As guest relations manager of the shrine I am disappointed to see many of the reviews are about Kyoto. This shrine has the same affiliation but is vastly different. Trip advisor needs to take note of the inaccurate listing.
Written January 26, 2019
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shun821
Singapore, Singapore1,825 contributions
Solo
This place can be accessible via tram (Ropeway Iriguchi Station or Nishisenjurokujo Station), walk up the slope for about 10mins. Was there about 9am, peaceful and quiet, nobody at all. There is a small building beside which sell Omamori.
Written May 15, 2017
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dmjewelle
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia53 contributions
Friends
Google maps told us to turn at the sign for the Moiwa Waterworks Museum, but we ended up at the shrine's side entrance. Do not blindly follow Google maps, and continue up the road from the junction and you'll save a 40-minute side trip through a housing area.
Written May 14, 2014
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Killer_Damocles
Brisbane, Australia142 contributions
Friends
This is a great walk from the temples at the base of the mountain, through all the thousands of gates, right to the top of Mount Inari. It's very tourist heavy at the base with food stalls and shops. Many people around the temples. The first 3rd of the walk through the gates is very busy but then the number of people decreases the further you go. It's about 12 000 steps to the top but is well worth it for the view. The number of gates is amazing and they go right to the top and down the other side. Definitely a must do.
Written December 26, 2019
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mat_asri
Klang, Malaysia2,241 contributions
Family
The Fushimi Inari shrine visit is a unique experience and best of all it is free. See thousands of the red Tori gates, mostly donated by individuals and companies, walk up the hill and along the gates slowly and be immersed in that calm soot experience and don't forget to wear a good comfortable walking shoes.
Written October 13, 2019
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Aleena S
Yeppoon, Australia47 contributions
Friends
I arrived late in the afternoon and the walk through the gates was still crowded. Luckily most tourists don’t go to the top of the walk so there were times I was on my own in sections. I would highly recommend an early morning or late afternoon start.
Written April 9, 2019
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