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.