Fushimi Inari-taisha

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

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha

  • 95% of people who visit Kyoto include Fushimi Inari-taisha in their plan

  • 44.92% of people start their Fushimi Inari-taisha visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

81.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha

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

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Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto Reviews

  • Super Iconic location. Go early obviously. We got there at 7:30am and it was a perfect time, when we left at 10:30am there were so many people you could barely move. Try not to be a silly tourist here. Enjoy the actual trip up the mountain. It is not about the destination, its about the journey in this instance. I saw so many other tourists rushing trying to get to the top, they probably didn’t enjoy it for what it was. I literally heard two guys saying “lets hurry up, I feel like it’s going to get better” unfortunately for those guys, it’s pretty much the best at the bottom of the hill, and they basically ran through it. Wear comfy shoes and take a few snacks and water as you will want to keep exploring the trails once you get amongst the park, it’s a very special area.

  • If you like hikes, well this is your place! It was truly an experience of its own. All the Tori's lining up the way was beautiful. The place can get very crowded, and many of the stairs are a bit tilted so wear a good pair of shoes. On the way up, there are many shrines surrounding the path where one is able to stop to take photos. At the almost top point of the hill there was a beautiful view of all of Kyoto with a gift shop and a place to stop for ice-cream. It is a bit over priced but was very good. The last bit was disappointing with just a regular shrine like all else. But none the less it was an amazing experience overall.

  • Magnificent place just south of Kyoto. Veru easy to reach from the main station of Kyoto (about 2 stops by JR). The place tend to get super crowded but it depends what you're looking for. In case you want to avoid it, make sure to arrive early at the morning (about 630-700). Late afternoon isn't good as traveling in the dark is a bit tense. Try to walk easily, not rushing to the top of the hill to enjoy and appreciate the atmosphere and its history behind it. Once you start hiking up you'll see less tourist and the surroundings will be much more quite. Take a breath and enjoy the view from it. Make sure to bring some.snack & water.

  • Come in early! I got here around 9am and it was packed. However, the further you walk the less people you will see. The place is very iconic and an excellent place to take some good pictures. Be ready tho if you want to climb the entire trail as it will take about 1+ hour to do so. Once you are coming down there is a separate trail (shortcut) with less stairs (no gates tho) that will take you back to the main entrance in no time. Feel free to take this trail going up if you want to just get to the top in less time, its located at the left side next to the main shrine right on the entrance.

  • Really cool! Definitely worth the extra hike to climb the mountain! We thought the whole shrine was just the small bottom part, but there's a good 40 minute hike you can make to the top of the mountain! There's a small concession up there where you can have a drink and take in the view! They also had good bike parking and random street vendors too!

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