Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto
Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto - Address, Phone Number
Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Japan
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto
The Fushimi Inari-Taisha is an important Shinto shrine situated in southern Kyoto. It is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. A unique thing about this shrine is the thousands of vermillion coloured gateways. A lot of small shrines and stone monuments are spread across the shrine’s precinct. The shrine is situated on a hillside and hence many people visiting the shrine end up going on a hiking expedition or two (or vice versa!).
Fushimi Inari-taisha Information
- Visitors should be prepared to walk up and down stone stairways.
- It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
- Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
- It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.
How To reach Fushimi Inari-taisha by Public Transport
- Inari train station
- Fushimi-Inari-Taisha bus stop
Restaurants Near Fushimi Inari-taisha
- Carrying snacks with you is recommended.
- Eateries along the way to the shrine.
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A bit crowded, but it had kind of a WOW effect. The climb up the mountain is certainly worth it. When you reach the top it gives a bit of personal satisfaction because most people stop halfway through, since there is only a small shrine at the top and no view to speak of it was kind of anticlimactic. It might be more fun to go up until you reach the lake viewpoint and have some tea and ice cream there.
I've never been in a place this beautiful. It's just unbelievable. If there's a place in this world I would give 6 or 7 stars, I would choose this temple. It rained all the way up (and all the way down), but we almost didn't get wet thanks to the 1000 wooden doors. If it's raining, it's worth it anyways. We made it to the top, where you can stop to take photos without being surrounded by tourists, so if you want to take photos without anyone ruining your shots, wait to the top, don't waste your time or other's time stopping to take some pics just at the beginning, you'll have the occasion later. We came here two times, one during the day and the second one at night, after visiting Nara. At night is chilly and kind of spooky, but it's worth your time anyways. Enjoy.
Nice spot for people watching and taking in the local culture. Really enjoyed the walk up the mountain. Went during the off season and it was still really busy. Give yourself a few hours to adventure around this shrine. Lots of great food vendors right outside for a special treat after your hike.
This is an absolute tourist attraction in Kyoto. Right next to Fushimi Inari station and along the walk path to the shrine, plenty of local foods will be at your finger tips. The walk can take up to 2hours if you are going up all the way to the top but it is also good enough at the half way. You can take beautiful pictures from Torii (The red gates) but need to be there either early or go to the top where people wouldn't come up normally. There is no entrance fee since the shrine is one of richest in Japan (what I heard).
Crowded in the lower spots, make sure you have comfortable hiking shoes. Do the 1hr hike up to the top, you will find much sparser crowds and can enjoy the experience without thousands of selfie taking folks all around. Enjoy the great variety of food vendors at the bottom, loved trying the many options, but do after the hike, you'll build up a great appetite! Donate your coins at a variety of shrines and ask the good to protect your loved ones and bring good fortune- coming from an atheist, why not?! Still not sure how this place pays for its own upkeep without any entrance fees. This is a must experience in Kyoto plan to spend a minimum of 3 very active hrs here