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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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Beautiful day at Fushimi Inari shrine

We visited in the middle of the week, good size crowds but not uncomfortable. We arrived via subway, walked about 200 yards to the shrine entrance flanked by vendors selling fresh... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited in the middle of the week, good size crowds but not uncomfortable. We arrived via subway, walked about 200 yards to the shrine entrance flanked by vendors selling fresh cooked foods and souvenirs. We walked half way up the hill, to the small lake and relaxed on a beautiful day. Many young women in kimono which was surprising... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to see the gates lined up and to walk through them almost feels quite magical to start with. However it was very busy and you are essentially just following a crowd of people on a loop through the gates.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Fushimi-Inari-taisha temple during our honeymoon. We read couple reviews and came in the morning which is recommended. There is a lot of people visiting this and it onle gets worse during mid-day. Bring good walking shoes and water and head up to the mountain straight away. Once getting higher most of the crowd turns back and you get to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst I loved the shrine itself and all the foxes, I was a little disappointed that the monk wouldn't put the shrine stamp in my book unless I purchased the notebooks they sell for them. I brought my own notebook and have had no trouble elsewhere but this Shrine refused, I also couldn't locate the free stamp that they often... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get there early to try and avoid the crowds. Definitely worth the visit and amazing view points of Kyoto. Trip to the shrine a must if in Kyoto.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thats why I give it only 3 stars. Its a "must visit" place, but the huge amount of people made it not that pleasant for me.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is no doubt interesting and thought provoking to contemplate the spiritual devotion that it took to muster the time and labor to build the thousands of arches from forest materials up this steep and difficult trail to the summit. But all of that can get lost as you huff, puff and sweat your way up the narrow trail jammed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to explore the Japanese culture. It's a two hours walk to the top of the mountain. I would highly suggest you not to over walk yourself the day before you come here because your legs will be very tired or maybe you can't even able to walk up to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most interresting and the best attraction in Kyoto . What an interesting place filled with history and beauty. We visited in a holiday , Incredibly crowed ... 99% Japanese people ...Interesting also the fact they sell everything , each post is for sale , you have to pay to have a lucky charm posted ...BUT overall and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the Fushimi Inari train station at about 730am. We met early birds like us, and proceeded to walk under the orange gates. The gentle slopes became gentle steps and then bigger steps. By 830am we were only at station 6 before the route branches out into a circular path. We decided to call it quits at this... More 

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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.
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