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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture
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Immerse yourself in Kyoto’s geisha culture on this Gion walking tour. Your guide explains the difference between maiko, geiko, and many other terms, as well as the history and traditions of Japan’s old capital. See famous movie locations, and upgrade for a longer tour with a private guide for a more in-depth experience.
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viviennew936 wrote a review Oct 13
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It's relatively quieter in the morning before the tourests arrives. The entire place is really peaceful. Very nice early morning walk.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Faiz wrote a review Oct 9
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
It was nice when there is nobody around not too crowded as half of the world is on a lockdown. But as based on older photos it was very crowded.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Elisabethmh wrote a review Oct 8
Oslo, Norway562 contributions52 helpful votes
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You just have to visit Fushimi Inari while staying in Kyoto! It is so amazing and I have never experienced anything like this. Get ready for a different mountain hike! Fushimi Inari Shrine - the ultimate Torii gate experience! Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousand shrines around Japan dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes were seen as Inari's messengers and there are statues of them everywhere! Behind the Shrine you will find the tens of thousands of famous Torii gates. All donated by private individuals and companies whose names and dates are written on the Torii gate they have donated. The Torii gate trails lead up to the sacred mountain Mount Inari and the trip up and down takes approx 2-3 hours. Make sure to have good footwear. I can highly reccomend to walk all the way to the top. What an unforgettable experience!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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TulRocK wrote a review Oct 1
Samut Prakan, Thailand32 contributions47 helpful votes
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The well known place in Kyoto. Just relax and spend your time here. I recommend you guys to come early because it will not too crowded.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10,276 contributions3,451 helpful votes
We came here on the afternoon of our first day in Kyoto and found this to be the most fascinating shrine that we visited during our two weeks in Japan. Dedicated to the Shinto God of Rice, Inari, the shrine features thousands of densely packed torii gates that provide a covered path up the mountainside. As we had limited time and it takes from 2-to-3 hours for a round-trip to the summit, we decided to hike for about 45 minutes and then return. A stream of tourists joined us for the climb, many hindering our pace by posing for photos, which required us to stop and wait. Some of the gates, which are vermilion with black at the bottom, proved to be in bad condition with chunks of wood missing. In a few places, a pole had been removed for restoration. Small restaurants and souvenir stands appeared occasionally outside the pathway, along with viewpoints. Signs unexpectedly warned about the danger of monkeys and boars, but we never saw any animals except a domestic cat sitting on a tree stump. Back at ground level, a wave of tourists poured toward us to begin the ascent. Many of them seemed to be with tour groups. None stopped to look at the shrine's main hall and Romon Gate here. They also ignored the statues of foxes, which reflect the belief that the animal is an Inari messenger. The shrine is always open and no admission is charged. I think early morning would be a far better time to come than the afternoon when the area has a huge tourist volume. We got here via the Keihan Main Line, which has a Fushimi-Inari station., and then walked for about four minutes to reach the shrine.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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