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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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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 October 10, 2013

I was visited the shrine early in the morning by train. it was very easy to find because the shrine location was in front of the station. You must go there early to beat the crowd and if you lucky you could see morning prayer ritual. the shrine is very photogenic , i had a lot of beautiful picture here.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a Shinto shrine as opposed to a Buddhist one and not a very ancient one at that. Still it is awesome to thread your way through the brightly colored gates, many with corporate sponsors. Prior to our trip friends had shared their photos and the advice to persevere to get to the top of the trail to see splendid view of Kyoto below. Laziness or hunger thwarted us, we should have packed provisions. After all this is the namesake of inari sushi (or so I understood).

We noticed fewer crowds and more foreigners here than at the jam packed Kiyomizu dera we'd been to the day before. The latter definitely had more cultural and historical gravitas than this site.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went to Inari in the afternoon, since a stroll around the hill in the late afternoon was recommended by Lonely Planet. After steadily walking uphill (oh, do leave the baby stroller at the hotel) for 45 min we realised that it was still 45 min to the top. We the decided to turn back and go home. If you really want to do the whole walk you should plan for a good part of a day and probably avoid doing it if it's too hot.

But even if you don't go the whole way up, it's a bit strange to walk through all the red "gates" and the shrine/cemetary areas along the way feel a bit eerie. Definitely a place to visit when you're in Kyoto.

Thank Jullan
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Fushimi rewards on every scale. It's easy to get to, but just far enough out to give you a feeling you've gone beyond the standard circuit. Plus it delivers some quintessential Japanese experiences (grilled sparrow on a stick?). The tori are crazily photogenic, and there is always something happening just in or out of frame to remind you that, regardless of the number of visitors, there is an enduring practice of daily prayer and ritual. Strike it lucky and you may see some spectacular Shinto ceremonies. It's a great starting point also for several hiking trails, that can take you all the way back to the city.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Surreal and beautiful! A thousand red gates that takes a thousand steps to go through. The Fushimi Inari shrine situated within walking distance from the JR train station. Easy to get to the site. But to see the beauty, one must climb a thousand steps. For someone like me who does not work out, it's manageable if not rushed. But it's definitely not handicap friendly.

We left Kyoto early in the morning with a backpack of simple lunch. So we entered while it's cool yet, and somehow avoided the crowd on the way up. We also brought bottled water and some fruit to munch on along the way so we can stay hydrated on a hot day. There're drinks for sale too if you pay attention. On our way down and out, we sat down at the rest house near the entrance to have our brown bag lunch. They do not have food there, but there's tea and cold drinking water.

Most accommodations are free in Fushimi. As usual, there're many places along the way where one can say a prayer for someone, and buy a small charm to bring home. Do!

Thank BluebirdieCA
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