Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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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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This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
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Neighborhood: 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.
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Vickie B
Columbus, OH6 contributions
Family
I highly recommend visiting the Shrine but make sure that you are in good physical shape. There are lots of steps & it is all uphill. The only reason I gave it a 4 was I have a bad back & knee & couldn't walk to see everything.
Written September 22, 2022
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DocTotoy
Iloilo City, Philippines779 contributions
Couples
As most places in Japan go, this place was beautiful. It was a bit of a challenge for me to walk all the way up to the temple (around a 4.5 km uphill hike). If we had more time so we could rest a bit, it would have been totally possible to make it to the top. There were very few people at this time. I'm not sure if it was due to the pandemic regulations or the scorching heat. In any case, my wife and I enjoyed it a lot and we'd love to come back to finish the hike, during the cooler months perhaps.
Written September 20, 2022
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Catharina
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Easily accessible by train from Kyoto station, right next to Inari station. Breathtakingly beautiful area. Did not walk all the way to the top due to September heat and high humidity but even so definitely worth the visit. Did not spot any monkeys but warnings should be taken seriously.
Written September 18, 2022
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Ren
Arkansas21 contributions
Friends
The place is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The street packed with food stalls and souvenir stores on the way to the shrine was especially nice. The trip to the summit can be a little grueling if you’re not in shape, but the lack of people makes it the perfect place to get good pictures.
Written July 23, 2022
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Brittany B
Shinjuku, Japan141 contributions
An amazing shrine to visit in Kyoto, must see. Plenty of shops on the way to the shrine if you'd like to pick up a souvenir. Next time, I hope to go through more of the gates.
Written July 7, 2022
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Jesse817583
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I went here in 2016 with my parents and brother and had a super fun experience. All the venues were open so we stopped and got icecream on the way down and had a lot of different drinks and water on our way up. In 2018 I went here with a friend and loved it just as much as the first time. It was less busy the second time.
Written June 22, 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy579 contributions
If you watched the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”, or read the novel, this place is an absolute must-see for you. When I was there, I could see Sayuri with the eyes of my imagination.
Written May 26, 2022
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Valy P
Villeurbanne, France33 contributions
I went there several times, alone, in couple, in family and with friends, and it always has been a really good experience.
It's a very nice walk, and the view from the top is beautiful.
Perfect spot for photos obviously.
If you dare explore a bit off the paths, you can find a lot of cool places as well, like mini temples and quieter places in nature.
I definitely recommend going, but preferably early in the morning, before it gets insanely crowded.
The walk from the station to the shrines is cool as well, you can sample different kind of street food.
Written May 12, 2022
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Alice Fenice
Vienna Region, Austria71 contributions
I have been to Kyoto twice and this place always leave me speechless whenever I visit it.
Definetly worth, the visit will also not take that long, it depends if you want to reach the top or not. On the path there are also some little shops where you can drink a cup of tee or getting somethign to eat.
Written February 13, 2022
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izyphotos
Mascot, Australia709 contributions
Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. At the very back of the shrine's main grounds is the entrance to the torii gate-covered hiking trail, which starts with two dense, parallel rows of gates called Senbon Torii ("thousands of torii gates"). The torii gates along the entire trail are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator's name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate. The hike to the summit of the mountain and back takes about 2-3 hours, however, you are free to walk just as far as you wish before turning back. I recommend to get there early to avoid crowds especially if you intend to hike to the top however due to Covid we were lucky that there weren't too many people around. Easy to get to by train to Inari Station.
Written January 23, 2022
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