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Fushimi Inari Taisha伏見稲荷大社


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.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusa Yabunouchi cho 68 (To-ji Temple / FushimiArea)

phone 0756417331

[Granting place] 7:00-18:00
[Prayer] 8:30-16:3

Review of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Reviewed:2020/01/02 fushimi inari
Though it is crowded the temple and the gates are amazing. It drizzled and so I didnt go uphill it became slippery and muddy. Be sure to check the weather first. Below the temple are the mini shops...
Reviewed:2020/01/01 The magic of ancient Japan
This legendary temple is way beyond what you could expect, from readings and movies. The purest air, on the top of a mountain, a 4 km walk through the ascendant path of the wooden platform built by...
Reviewed:2020/01/01 Very nice
Very nice thing to do when you go early and later. The crowd will mess up the experience. Earlier in the morning is really nice.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusa Yabunouchi cho 68 [ map ]
To-ji Temple / FushimiArea
[Granting place] 7:00-18:00
[Prayer] 8:30-16:3
open everyday
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Available 170spaces
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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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