Fushimi Inari-taisha

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  • Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Japan
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +81-756417331
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Trail, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids

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!). Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.

  • 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.

  • Inari train station
  • Fushimi-Inari-Taisha bus stop 

  • Carrying snacks with you is recommended.
  • Eateries along the way to the shrine.

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  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Japan
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Contact Number: +81-756417331
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Timing: 24-hrs
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fushimi Inari-taisha(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fushimi Inari-taisha: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kyoto include Fushimi Inari-taisha in their plan

  • 63.51% of people start their Fushimi Inari-taisha visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Fushimi Inari-taisha

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha

People normally club together Sanjusangen-do and Tofukuji Temple while planning their visit to Fushimi Inari-taisha.

People also prefer to start their day with Fushimi Inari-taisha.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Amazing place to visit. Never heard of it till this week. (I know it’s known all over the world) With the thousands of gates, there are hundreds of people trying to get good pictures of the views. Early morning visits are recommended or you can stalk an area and wait for right moment to take a quick clean pic. There is a 12000 steps to get on top and heard it’s less crowded...I didn’t go since I’m a lazy tourist. 😏 really amazing fox statues !! There’s an amazing strip of street foods leading the gates which is a better option after the walk not before :). Hood Approved 💯💯💯

  • This was one of the coolest places I have ever been. GO AT NIGHT! Through the day and at sunset, the shrine is packed with crowds. After the sun went down we did the couple hour hike up to the peak and passed relatively few people. It is much easier to get photos without others in them that way, though they will tend to be blurrier/grainier due to the dim lighting. I would love to go back with a tripod. However, it is much more of a peaceful, serene and chilling experience without the crowds and seeing the little stone shrines lit by lanterns up the path was beautiful. I highly recommend going all the way up as the farther you go, the fewer people there are.

  • Brings back "memoirs of a Geisha". Picturesque place. Some trekking involved requiring medium endurance. Be prepared to spend your entire morning. Go as early as 6 am to avoid the crowds. JR pass works from Kyoto to Inari. Must visit of you are in Kyoto even for a day.

  • Congratulations to everyone works at this stunning place. You can spend the entire day there if you have the time. The real entrance is at the train station and the journey continue. The food street also is another food stall experience and do not forget to eat Inari sushi. I can write a book about how wonderful this place

  • There are Kitsune and their shrines everywhere! It's a dream come true and a once in a lifetime experience. Def make sure you go to the top and be prepared to make visits all the way up and down the trail. Be prepared for lots of tourists and the shopping traps they come with. Easy to find, hard to forget. Make this a part of your visit.

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