Spots in Around Fushimi Inari Area

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusa Yabunouchi cho 68
    This shrine in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, is the head of all Inari Shrines in Japan, which total to around 30,000 shrines. The shrine is particularly famous for its vermillion lacquered Torii gate tunnels, as well as to parishioners visiting the god for business, harvest, and fortune. Many of the buildings on the grounds are also painted with brilliant vermillion lacquer including the front shrine, main shrine, and tower gate, which has been designated an Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The torii gate corridor, said to consist of several thousand to 10,000 torii gates, twists and turns making it quite the spectacle. Beyond that is the rear shrine as well as the entrance to Mt. Inari-san which is dotted with countless small burial mounds. It is one of the most famous spots in the Kansai region to visit for the annual New Year Shrine Visit and draws huge numbers of visitors every year.

    Many shrines in Asia, we noticed, are difficult to get to. This glorious temple as well is for fit and fine to climb. We tell you, only the fit may climb.

  • Fujimori-jinja Shrine
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusatorisakichou 609
    A Shinto shrine located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. There are various theories regarding its establishment, but it is said that this is the site where Empress Jingu buried and enshrined an array of armaments in 203. During the Fujimori Festival held on May 5, an event called the Kakeuma Shinji is held—horseback riders perform stunts such as head stands and riding sideways, attracting throngs of visitors. Known as a shrine dedicated to luck in victory, scholarship, and horses, the shrine is frequently visited by people with an interest in horse racing.

    Another must see in Golden week. This is a short walk from the JR station to the shrine. Every year on the 5th May at 1pm and 3 pm of May this unique event occurs at the shrine. This is an old...

  • Unryu-in Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchichou 36
    A Shingon Sennyu-ji Buddhist temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City that was erected at the request of Emperor Go-Kogon in the Nanboku-cho period. Due to its deep connection to the imperial household, it has been given the high status as a special head temple despite also being a sub temple located within the Sennyu-ji Temple. The Colored Paper Windows in the Renge-no-Ma are actually glass windows placed within four paper sliding doors; many visitors enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of the garden as viewed through these windows. Other windows in the building such as the Window of Bewilderment and the Window of Enlightenment carry Buddhist themes. Each year on the second Monday of January (Coming of Age Day, a running figure of Mahakala normally kept in the kitchen is moved to the main temple hall for the Senzan Shichifukujin-meguri (Seven Gods of Fortune Pilgrimage).

    We hoofed up the hill from Tofuku-ji, and by now we were completely alone. There wasnt anyone at the desk where you could pay to get in. By this point in the day, we were starting to feel nickled...

  • Kyoto Municipal Science Center For Youth
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusaikenouchichou 13
    With over 100 interactive displays, the Kyoto Municipal Science Center For Youth lets visitors learn about science while having fun, coming to a deeper understanding of it through the senses and humor. Along with an exhibition area, a laboratory, and a planetarium, there are multiple outdoor displays you won't want to miss.

    This center, although not in the metropolitan area of Kyoto was worth every minute and every penny spent to get there. We went there with two small children (5 & 3) via one of the private rails from...

  • Kaikoji Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchicho 29
    "This temple is a sub-temple of Sennyuji Temple, the head temple of the Sennyuji sect of Shingon Buddhism. It was also a mortuary temple of the imperial family. Established in 1223, the ancient temple venerates the Joroku Shakanoryaizo, a 10-meter-tall statue of Gautama Buddha, which survived the fires of the Onin War, as its principle object of worship. Legend has it the substance that appears to be running from the neck of the statue is a bloodstain from when the statue took the place of Emperor Go-Mizunoo to protect him from an assassination attempt while he slept. Based on this legend, the statue became revered as the ""migawari no oshakasama,"" meaning ""the substitute Bhudda."" The faithful believe that it takes the place of people to protect them from evil and that it cures sicknesses of the neck and above. Even today the statue is affectionately called Joroku-san, which means ""a large Buddha statue."""

    Its right off the Tofukuji train stop on either the JR line or the Keihan line..smaller than your usually Kyoto temples but its definitely s place to go see if you got time in your hands and a lot...

  • Sokujo-in Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchichou 28
    Sokujo-in Temple is a Shingon temple located in Sennyuji-Yamauchi-cho in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward, dedicated to the Buddha Amida Nyorai, and it possesses a number of artworks that have been designated National Important Cultural Properties. It is famous as the temple of the family of the 13th century samurai Nasu no Yoichi, and the local people affectionately call it Nasu no Yoichi-san.

    「京都七福神第一番 福禄寿」と「光明山 なすのよいち即成院」の表札が山門に架かっていました。観光客の参拝も想定されており、オフシーズンにも関わらず参拝者が目立っていました。

  • Sennyu-ji Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchichou 27
    Located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, this is the head temple of the Shingon Sennyu-ji sect of Buddhism. The temple’s principle object of worship are figures of Gautama Buddha, Amitabha, and Maitreya. The temple is said to have been founded in the Heian period (794–1185) but the real foundations were laid in the Kamakura period (1185–1333) by the priest Gachirin Daishi (Shungyo). The tombs of successive generations of emperors such as Emperor Go-Horikawa and Emperor Shijo can be found on the grounds. Long affiliated with the imperial family, the temple is also nicknamed “Mitera” (the August Temple). Famous for being part of the Seven Gods of Fortune Pilgrimage conduct each year on Coming of Age Day, it is said one can bring home luck itself by acquiring a bamboo branch decorated with tags showing it was carried to each of the temples in the pilgrimage.
  • Araki-jinja Shrine
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusakaidoguchichou 12-3
    This is a Shinto shrine said to have been built in the early Meiji period. It is a place that benefits marriage and the kuchi-ire-ningyo which is a group of three foxes is popular. The middle fox is said to mediate on one’s perfect marriage partner.

    Established in 711 AD, this small and unpretentious shrine is difficult to find but worth finding. It is located on the slopes of the mountain holding the more famous Fushimi-Inari Shrine. If you...

  • Genseian Zuiko-ji Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Fukakusabocho 4
    This temple began in 1655, early in the Edo period, from the thatched cottage of representative priest of Nichiren Buddhism, Gensei Shonin. The priest's love of bamboo led to this temple being called Chikuyou-an, or bamboo leaf temple. The temple grounds are full of things to see, like the Gensei Shonin no Gobyo (Three Bamboo Stalk Grave) that offers help with making or breaking ties, or the wealth-bringing Hakuryu Zeniarai Benzaiten. In spring the weeping cherry blossoms and Yoshino cherry blossoms are popular with visitors coming to enjoy the blossoms.

    緑が多い瑞光寺です。参道は樹木に囲まれ鯉が泳いでいる池も有ります。もともとは古いお寺が有ったそうですが荒廃し、江戸時代彦根藩士が出家しこの日蓮宗のお寺を創建しました。

  • Imakumano Kannonji Temple (Imakumano)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchichou 32
    This was built by Kobo Daishi in the Heian period after receiving a divine message from the Kumano Gongen deity, a god of the three Kumano shrines. The temple is said to have started when Kobo Daishi carved an image of the Eleven-faced Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara) and stored a 5.5-centimeter image he had received from Kumano Gongen in the larger statue’s body to make this the principal object of worship at the temple. It’s temple number 15 of the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage (33 temples in the Kinki area containing a statue of Kannon) and is said to help against headaches and senility.
  • Kiyomizuyaki no Sato
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Kawatakiyomizuyakidanchichou 10-2
    This facility propagates the ceramic traditions of Kyo Ware and Kiyomizu Ware. There's a large display area exhibiting the work from kilns and masters of the tradition, including Nonomura Ninsei, Ogata Kenzan, Okuda Eisen, and Aoki Mokubei. Some of the pieces on display is available for purchase. Their workshops for visitors include opportunities to make and paint ceramics by hand. Every third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October they hold the Kiyomizuyaki no Sato Matsuri pottery festival when lots of Kiyomizuyaki Ware is available for purchase.

    Location:a short bus ride south of Kyoto from Shijo-Karasuma Keihan line station (bus 84 or 88) or brief train ride to Yamashina station via JR or Keihan line; then bus 29 or taxi to the Kiyomizu...

  • Vermillion Cafe
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusakaidoguchichou 5-31
    Vermillion Cafe is located near the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward. It serves light meals and sweets along with pure, freshly ground coffee. The cafe's terrace seating affords a view of Yashimagaike Pond at Fushimi Inari and the verdant natural surroundings, attracting both local residents and tourists from Japan and overseas.
  • Raigo-in Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchicho 33
    "This is a sub-temple of Sennyu-ji temple, founded during the Daido era (806-810) by Kobo Daishi. The wide Kojin-do hall holds Japan's oldest wooden statue of the seated Kojin, divinity of the hearth. Once, the Kogo hall was a place to pray for safe childbirth, and it is still visited by pilgrims praying for the same. The temple grounds hold Kobo Daishi Dokkosui, a well, is said to have been sprung by Kobo Daishi using a Buddhist alter article called ""dokko,"" and the tea house Gansuiken, founded by Yoshio Oishi of the 47 Ronin. The tea house is small but filled with unique atmosphere, and its late-fall scenery has made it a popular hidden fall foliage spot."
  • Rental Kimono & Maiko Experience Maikozaka
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Fukakusainarionmaecho 76
    This kimono rental shop one minute's walk from Inari Station, marked out by the Maiko sign. It's perfectly located, right in front of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, and offers an authentic Maiko experience. All you need to bring is your own makeup to reapply after your experience is over. The experience includes authentic Japanese makeup as used by maiko and geiko, such as hair pomade, face-white, water-soluble lipstick, and more. Once you put on the Kimono and hair decorations of your choice, you can have your portrait taken in the studio or go out for a Kyoto walk. They also offer rentals of light kimonos, yukata robes, and Shinsengumi outfits.
  • Hakuryu Zeniarai Benzaiten (Zuiko-ji Temple)
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Fukakusabocho 4
    This temple began in 1655, early in the Edo period, from the thatched cottage of representative priest of Nichiren Buddhism, Gensei Shonin. The priest's love of bamboo led to this temple being called Chikuyou-an, or bamboo leaf temple. The temple's chief deity is the god of wealth, Hakuryu Zeniarai Benzaiten. Benzaiten works miracles bringing luck and financial prosperity, and after you pray with all your heart and wash a coin in the water gushing from the divine dragon's statue, placing that coin in your wallet with bring you wealth and good luck. They say!
  • Sohonke Hogyoku-do
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusaichinotsubochou 27-7
    A shop located along the approach to the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine which invented the Inari senbei rice cracker. The shop’s famed kitsune senbei (Inari senbei) are baked one at a time using an iron in the shop’s work space. The shop’s bell-shaped suzu senbei, containing a fortune slip inside, have been popular souvenirs to bring back after a visit to the shrine since the shop was founded.

    ご家族でやっている昔ながらの雰囲気でお若い方もいらしてとても感じの良いお店です。皆さんにもぜひ足を運んでもらいたいです。 稲荷煎餅も作りたてで美味しいです。他にも同じような店がありますがこちらは値段もお安くオススメします。

  • Kyoto Cuisine Takasawa
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujitourinchou 37
    This old restaurant offering Kyoto cuisine near famous autumn leaves viewing spot Tofuku-ji Temple is proud of its fresh fish dishes stretching back to the first generation owner who operated a fish market. The seafood that the chef obtains himself from the market is outstanding in both flavor and freshness. The mackerel sushi with its fatty topping and salt seasoning is an exquisite local specialty. The colorful course meals full of Kyoto vegetables are all well renowned, with the Square Bento at lunch and Kyoto Course in the evening being popular. The closest station is Tofukuji Station.

    在这儿欣赏着窗外美丽的红叶,品尝着面前美丽的枫叶便当,真是人生享受!虽然只有固定的便当可选,但每一个都精心搭配,非常精致美丽,舍不得下嘴!窗外的枫景更是迷人!就在东福寺旁边,价格也不算大贵,非常值得体验,推荐!

  • GEBACKEN (Fukakusa Main Shop)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusanishiurachou 6-71
    This bakery is located five minutes on foot from Fujimori Station on the Keihan Main Line in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. Their Diana Soft Bread made with high grade Manitoba flour is popular. They have plenty of unique baked goods like their Kyo Dashimaki Shokudo buns with rolled Japanese omelet and their white miso and eggplant dengaku rolls. It has been featured in the media and is popular with locals and tourists alike.

    We visited this bakery by accident and boy were we so lucky!!!. We had baked goods with cheese and vegetables and they were so flaky and delicious. Their iced coffee was excellent as well, strong and...

  • Miyako Ecology Center
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusaikenouchichou 13
    Located in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward, Miyako Ecology Center is an environmental protection facility where visitors can learn about environmental issues firsthand. The building is unusual for its energy-efficiency: its electric power is produced entirely by solar power, and it makes use of rainwater and geothermal energy. Inside the building are sections concerning prevention of global warning and waste reduction, as well as areas that offer experiential learning about environmental issues.
  • Fushimi Inari Sando Chaya
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusakaidochou 1-10
    Fushimi Inari Sando Chaya is located on the path leading to Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward. One of its most popular menu items is Inari Amazake, half-fermented sake, with mochi, inspired by a legend. Other favorites are Inaka Mochi, (toasted mochi with a generous serving of sweet bean sauce and toasted soy flour) and floats or shaved ice made with matcha green tea. This teahouse is a favorite of local residents, and it also attracts tourists on their way back from visiting the shrine.

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