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Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kyoto
3 hours
Walking Tours
Shrines
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Overview

An ancient shrine of Inari, the god of prosperity and worldly success in Japanese culture lies at the top of a mountain. With more than 40,000 sub shrines spread across Japan, Fushimi Inari holds a great significance in the beliefs and faith of people in Japan.

Description

Located at the top of a mountain, the Fushimi Inari is a holy shrine of Japanese god Inari, the god of rice which symbolizes prosperity and worldly success. Inari is depicted as both male and female as well as a fox. The shrine is as old as 71 AD and holds significant importance in Japanese culture, religion, and history.

A 5 km long hike through 5000 bright orange Japanese torii gates takes to the top of Mt. Inari-san where the shrine is located. It takes about three to four hours to complete this trek and is one of the popular pilgrimage sites in Kyoto. As you enter the precinct of the shrine, you will find the striking main gate that will lead you to the dance stage where the shrine maides perform yearly ritual. The shrine holds more than 40,000 sub shrines across Japan that people pay visits to pray and pay their respects.

This beautiful trail to the shrine beholds mesmerizing mountains and valley view laden with lush greenery as well as encompassing Kyoto views.

Schedule

Duration
3 hours
Timings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Additional Information

  • The closest station to the shrine is Keihan Fushimi-Inari Station.
  • Map of the area is readily available outside the station.
  • You can buy souvenirs from the shops inside the precinct.

Address

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchich?, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan
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