Fushimi Inari-taishaCurrently Open
- Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Japan
- 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
Fushimi Inari-taisha - Review
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
07 AM - 08 AM
44.91% of people start their Fushimi Inari-taisha visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Fushimi Inari-taisha
81.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha
Fushimi Inari-taisha Map
Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto Reviews
Packed but still worth the trip. If you go on the longer trails there are less people and you can take nicer photos and enjoy the scenery a bit more. Every thing was well maintained. There was a food stall market when we visited at sunset which was also an interesting experience. This was definitely a highlight of Kyoto for me, and I will come back next time I visit too.
If you want to avoid the crowds, then make sure you arrive early. 7-8 AM is a good time. I went during the early morning, and another time during the afternoon when it was packed, and I definitely enjoyed going to Inari in the early morning. I was able to take in more of the sights, capture photos without much interruption, and just appreciate Inari as a whole. It’s quiet peaceful and relaxing. And yes, the tori gates that seem to lineup endlessly is definitely worth the visit.
Would definitely recommend. Best shrine I have been too. A really nice walk. There is a suitable walk down the bottom of the mountain for young families but will definitely be crowded. Would recommend to continue up the mountain for the better portion of the shrine but also it is definitely less crowded. Just keep in mind the upper portion is a 3 hr hike.
The place is absolutely worth it! IMPORTANT!: it’s not only a walk, all the paths are stairs, some of them very steep. Bring comfortable shoes to enjoy the experience and water ( there are vending machines there as well). The view points are the ones marked on the place’s maps.. the summit does not have a view point! So if you are very tired in a warm day you can think about it
First time I came to Kyoto I did not go here and that was a big mistake. The second time I came I made sure to visit Fushimi Inari and it is truly stunning and beautiful. Pro-Tip: if you want to get your dream pictures, make sure you beat the crowd. Get here before 8am, it’ll be fully worth it. Peace and tranquility. Another thing is, it is a looong trek to the top of the Shrine but so so worth it! Make sure you bring plenty of water (if you’re visiting in summer) and a towel! The journey is worth the end destination. If you’re planning on heading to Nara right after this, there is a JR train station right outside (Inari Station)