Fushimi Inari Taisha is the most important of thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto God of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari’s messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds, as well as fox souvenirs and snacks! ⛩🦊
Located in Kyoto, this shrine is famous for its thousands of closely-spaced vermillion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails leading into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari. If you’re planning to visit, it’s recommended to arrive as early as possible to beat the crowds. The hike all the way to the top can be tiring, but it’s definitely worth it. Just don’t forget to wear comfy shoes and bring a bottle of water with you!
Big BIG tip for the ones who are visiting Fushimi Inari! Do not stick with the crowds at the beginning! Is always full of people and you cannot enjoy or take pictures decently! If you carry on, there is a huge bamboo forest, some beautiful graveyards and you climb all the way up and get an astonishing view of Kyoto. Then you have thousands of Shrines with no people there! Is worth it, a 1.5 hour hiking through the mountains! I loved it
João Miguel Silva
The golden gates in Kyoto is a must see for anyone travelling to Japan. There are thousands of them and you can walk for hours. I recommend arriving early before the crowds.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. People come to worship Inari Okami, the god harvest and commercial success. The Torii leading to the main shrine is a famous landscape of this shrine. This long and endless pathway is arranged from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain. It is one of the representative landscapes of Kyoto and has appeared in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Because the fox is regarded as the messenger of the Inari Okami, the fox-faced shaped emas are a major feature here.