Fushimi Inari-taisha

Fushimi

Fushimi Inari-taisha is known for its thousands of red vermilion Torii gates that lead the visitor up a path to the top of the mountain. Inari Shrines are dedicated to the kami of rice and can be recognized by the fox statues surrounding the temples.

Fushimi Inari-taisha is known for its thousands of red vermilion Torii gates that lead the visitor up a path to the top of the mountain.

There are thousands of Inari shrines across Japan, but the Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Koyoto is the most famous. The hike to the summit and back takes approximately two to three hours. If you find that you don’t want to go that far, you may turn back at any time. Fushimi Inari-Taisha lives up to all the photos you have or will ever see of it. ⁠

the Fushimi Inari-Taisha is the most famous

The trail that winds around a wooded area and up to the top of the mountain is a fantastic, albeit tough, hike. The shrine is dedicated to the Shinto god of rice and foxes which are considered to be Inari’s messengers. This can be seen with all the fox statues scattered around the shrine grounds. ⁠

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Best Time to Visit: GO VERY EARLY!! It is open 24 hours a day and you want to get there early in the morning before the crowds descend on the place.

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