Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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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Neighbourhood: 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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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,692 contributions
One of my Favorites!
Sep. 2021
The Fushimi Inari Shrine was probably my favorite one in Kyoto. It is a bit out of the way compared to some of the others, but well worth it. I rented bikes in Kyoto and there was a nice trail leading to the area. This shrine was so much fun to explore and it was massive. You can literally spend a half day here wandering the shrine and hiking. Of course, the highlight is the thousand Torri Gates. You can get incredible photos here. This shrine tends to get crowded even early in the day. I can't imagine what it is like during the height of tourist season.
Written 17 September 2021
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Jonathan Sexton
Sneads Ferry, NC284 contributions
Favorite part of our trip!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This was by far my favorite attraction during the whole trip. Well as far as temples are concerned. Be prepared for a nice hike as it’s 12,00 steps to the top of Mt. Anari that whole place is just so stunning though.
Written 10 September 2021
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines100 contributions
My favorite place in the whole of Kyoto
Oct. 2020 • Couples
I love mountain hiking and this is the perfect place we go up in the mountain and see the beautiful Tory gates in the middle of the forest there are a lot of tourist but when you climb in above the mountain you will find yourself alone and you will be able to feel the holiness of the place
Written 1 September 2021
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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Mesmerizing experience
Sep. 2020
One of my favorites in Japan trip is this temple with hundreds of Inaris all along the hill taking you uptop. There are multiple stops along the way so you can plan where to stop and return instead of going all the way.
Its just mesmerizing experience walking through the infinite Orange Inaris.
Must visit.
Visited Oct 2018
Written 21 August 2021
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Luxury Hotel Lover & Critic
Tokyo, Japan601 contributions
Photogenic!
Jul. 2021
Best place to bring your foreigners friend because this is a major Japan scene for them. Nice spot for video taking as well.
Written 16 August 2021
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Simon H
Salisbury, UK407 contributions
The early bird………
Oct. 2020
Visited here Oct 2019 during rugby world cup. Bring sensible shoes for the climb up to the top. Also bring your own water. The walk up is not difficult and there are plenty of stopping points to take in the views and surroundings. We went very early just before 07:00hrs to avoid the crowds, which worked a treat. As you go to leave the shrine keep to the right and you pass a school and come to a lovely cafe on the side of a pond. We had breakfast here which was lovely.
Written 14 August 2021
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Celyn T
Luzon, Philippines83 contributions
Beautiful with less people
Aug. 2021 • Friends
This is a beautiful place with less people.
Walking by the torii gates was a great experience especially your walking pace isn't dictated by the other visitors.

Since this is an outdoor tourist destination, it's better that you bring an umbrella as protection for either the sun or the rain.
Written 6 August 2021
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Grace Florensia
Kuta, Indonesia7 contributions
13 May 2017 visit Fushimi-Inari Temple in Japan
Aug. 2021 • Friends
"Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.

Since early Japan, Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost, though, Inari is the god of rice.

This popular shrine is said to have as many as 32,000 sub-shrines (bunsha (分社)) throughout Japan." ⛩⛩⛩
Written 6 August 2021
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Barbara G
Aachen, Germany63 contributions
Spiritual and physical experience!
Aug. 2020 • Solo
I was there during the summer and It felt like being in another world. Immerse in spirituality and nature. Worth visiting! Please note: there are a lot of stairs to climb.
Written 29 July 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy293 contributions
Maybe the most famous…
Apr. 2021
Who doesn’t know this Kyoto temple, maybe the most famous one of the ancient capital city of Japan? If you’ve read the book or watched the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” you will surely remember the main character running through the torii. A must-do experience!
Written 6 July 2021
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