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Fushimi Inari Taisha伏見稲荷大社

Shrine

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.

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place Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusa Yabunouchi cho 68
phone 0756417331

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Address

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusa Yabunouchi cho 68 [map]

Phone

0756417331

Hours
[Award] Hours of Operation 7:00-18:00
[Prayers] 8:30-16:30 (Reception until about 16:00)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(170spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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