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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Fushimi
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Owner description: This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is - IMHO - a MUST visit in Kyoto. Go there during the day, OR, if you are feeling adventurous, go there at night. It was absolutely breath-taking and spooky all at the same time at night. Romantic. Mysterious. Just, awesome.

In any event, this place is a gem. Must be visited.

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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

The site is really impressive. In the begging there are a lot of people and if you want to take a nice picture it'll be tough but the higher you get the less people will be there. Easily understandable why this place won a tripadvisor reward

1  Thank Edson L
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited Fushimi Inari after Kiyomizudera by taking the Keihan Line train from Kiyomizu- Gojo station. The train station was quite a walk from Kiyomizudera (about 20 min +) and not a single signage from Kiyomizu. Once we got down the hill to the main thoroughfare, there was a makeshift sign showing direction to the station but it wasn't quite accurate and we got lost.
Fushimi Inari was very crowded, probably because we were there at a peak time (about 10am). The toriis were where people congregated to take pictures. We had to be quick to take photos whenever there was a gap as people just kept coming. I wouldn't use the toilet facilities, one can already smell the stink at 10am.
Pictures I’ve seen in publications looked better than the real thing. Going back to Kyoto Station by JR Inari line just across the temple was a breeze. In hindsight, we should have planned to visit Fushimi another day from Kyoto station rather than going from Kiyomizudera, wasted a lot of time.

1  Thank arddwrld
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the most impressive and contemporary designed place. It is very easy to travel to the location of this temple by Kyoto metro but you have to get the directions before. It is also free entrance. There is the red poles and to reach the top of the paths it is a little steep and long way. Be prepared and spare some time for this temple. It is a unique experience and gives a feeling of being in a different atmosphere. It would be more special if visited early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

2  Thank pembegul
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

The hike is short. About 30min-45min. But I spent really long getting up because there were many photo ops at rest points. Lots to see apart from the vermillion torii gates that just looks amazing against all the green. Also, you will see Japanese businessmen paying the main shrine a visit and if you go in the morning (about 10am, i can't really remember), they have a ceremony at the shrine at the entrance that's with a shinto priest and all. Very solemn atmosphere.

Thank Catherine F
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