love this place, very unique red gate along the path, try to reach to the top around 30-45 climbing the stairs, there are view point of kyoto city in a place called the cross road. try to come early...
We were given the tip to go here early (6am) and what a great tip! The place is quiet and you can get all the photos you like before the crowds arrive. From pictures I though this would be a small shr...
We loved this shrine, so amazing and a nice easy hike. We went very early in the morning to avoid any crowds, I believe we arrived around 8am & there were very few people there. Took the subway system...
Big BIG tip for the ones who are visiting Fushimi Inari! Do not stick with the crowds at the beginning! Is always full of people and you cannot enjoy or take pictures decently! If you carry on, there is a huge bamboo forest, some beautiful graveyards and you climb all the way up and get an astonishing view of Kyoto. Then you have thousands of Shrines with no people there! Is worth it, a 1.5 hour hiking through the mountains! I loved it
João Miguel Silva
There are about 30,000 Inari Shrines in Japan, and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto is the main palace. The fox is the messenger of Inari, and various stone statues can be seen everywhere. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon on the sunny day of early February, the vermillion temples were golden in the sun, and the crowds who came to visit the tour were endless.
Arrival at Fushimi Inari Shrine has a variety of public transportation, you can take JR train, Gyeonggi main line or bus, JR is the most convenient, get off at Inari Station is the gate; if you return to Kyoto by bus in the evening Usually there will be long queues.
Established in the 8th century, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is mainly dedicated to the Inari Shrine, headed by the god of the gods of Uga. Inari is a god of agriculture and commerce, and pilgrims come to worship for agricultural harvest, business prosperity, and traffic safety. It is one of the most shrines in the Kyoto area. In the shrine, you will see a variety of fox stone statues, because the fox is regarded as the messenger of the gods and rice. At the entrance of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, there is a large bird house donated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1589, followed by the main shrine and other buildings of the shrine.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is located in Inariyama, where the main offerings are the gods representing agriculture and commerce.
Every year, a large number of pilgrims come to the shrine to seek agricultural harvest, business prosperity, and traffic safety, making the shrine one of the most popular shrines in Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is best known as Thousands of Torisu. Many people who come here to make a wish will donate money to erect a torii in the shrine to express their respect for the gods. The Inari Taisha incense is very prosperous, making the number of bird houses of all sizes very amazing.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. People come to worship Inari Okami, the god harvest and commercial success. The Torii leading to the main shrine is a famous landscape of this shrine. This long and endless pathway is arranged from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain. It is one of the representative landscapes of Kyoto and has appeared in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Because the fox is regarded as the messenger of the Inari Okami, the fox-faced shaped emas are a major feature here.