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Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Torii, torii, torii everywhere

Even among all the shrines/temples in Kyoto, this shrine is unique. It's interesting that what is basically a gate is such an integral part of this shrine. I would have loved to... read more

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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Even among all the shrines/temples in Kyoto, this shrine is unique. It's interesting that what is basically a gate is such an integral part of this shrine. I would have loved to spend time strolling up and down the mountain through the torii paths, but unfortunately I had very little time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful temple with unique Japanese architecture. Great place for hiking and photo taking for family and friends.

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Coomera, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very glad we visited, it was extremely busy at street level however as most reviews have commented the crowds die out quite quickly as you climb the hill. The whole experience was unique, access from the Inari train station was simple and short. The higher we climbed through the gates the more tranquil it became, lots of great photo opportunities.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at this shrine at about 10am and it was already quite busy. After walking around for a couple of hours, enjoying the forest, bird life and relative quietness of some areas it was a shock to see the amount of people arriving. So , get there early! Wear good walking shoes because the paths are quite steep in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The "base" Shrine itself is much like any of the other shrines you'll see in Kyoto. The orange theme makes it a little more interesting. What makes this Shrine really cool is once you start your decent up the mountain. The path is littered with hundreds upon hundreds of gates that make this a very unique local. I only climbed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't have superlatives that would adequately describe the majestic complexity and richness of this place. Imagine a mountain dotted with 10 000 red torii (gates), thousands of shrines and small shops/dining places, all amidst the beautiful mountain (cloud) forest. I stayed much longer than i anticipated (forsaking a tea ceremony) as I kept hiking in the darkness. The paths... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit must be in your top ten in Kyoto easy to catch the Jr train from Kyoto and it right out side the station lot to see outside with food stalls and souvenirs getting to the tori gates be be patience as ever one want a picture of tori gates a beautiful walk and great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hiking trail, take a picnic, speed past the hoardes of tourists, slow down when there's less people around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If at all possible visit the shrine at the beginning or end of the day because the ambience is destroyed by the crowds being herded through and if you have the energy and the ability climb to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was amazing and very memorable. Spacious and the hike to the top may take a while but well worth it on the way up. I suggest going as early as possible to avoid the crowds as there are a lot of people during the afternoon.

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Staying in Southern Kyoto

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Southern Kyoto
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.