Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

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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
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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!). 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

  • 45.52% 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

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

83.19% 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

  • Leave early in the morning if you want to avoid the tour groups!!! BEST ADVICE for this place. We left at 6AM to reach here for the opening and was maybe the best idea we had during this visit. As soon as we arrived, we had peace and quiet and the visit was relaxing and calm. We managed to get many good photos capturing the beauty of all the pillars. Its amazing how the light from the sun makes every corner of this place light up! It went all downhill around 10AM (as we were leaving). Hordes of people, tour groups mainly arrived and the quietness went straight out the window! Luckily, we were leaving at this point, and even getting out of this place was stressful, as we had to navigate between crowds to reach freedom. I cannot emphasise to how horrible it was, the tourists were loud, littering, and making the narrow archways blocked. A 5-minute journey to the exit will take you 20 minutes. Be prepared! This place is definitely a place you should visit if you are around the area, it is one of my highlights from Japan…. Just remember……VISIT EARLY and AVOID tourists! It is the best advice anyone can give about this place! Oh, and bring insect repellent, ended up with bite marks all over!

  • The great place and must be visited when in Kyoto. It's easy to find this historical place. Only 2 stations from Kyoto Station and it's about 5 minutes by train. Fushimi Inari is open 24 hours so it's better if you come in early morning to avoid super crowded of the tourist. The main attraction is The Tori Gates but you can also enjoy the other beautiful view by walk up to the top of mountain. It 's interesting

  • Must-visit place in Kyoto. If you want to fully experience the place, be sure to allocate at least half a day (there is lots of walking; even the walk from the train station is long). There are various trails you can take, but you don't have to go all the way to the top of the mountain for the best experience. Walking through the forest and seeing the various shrines create a tranquil experience. Vending machines and regreshments are located along the way.

  • Definitely have to go back here again sometime! We were only for 1 1/2 hours here just around noon. Someone suggests to come here early in the morning and spend some hours here for the trail. Then at noon head out to the alley north outside of the shrine complex to find a lot of eatery stalls with so many variations of yummy street food! I'll be back!

  • Deceptively mountain-y. Beautiful shrines. Gorgeous forest. The Tori are beautiful and the sheer amount of them is mind-blowing. The path is made of stone and is essentially nothing but shallow steps up the mountain to the shrine at the top. If you're not used to hiking somewhat steep terrain the path up can be quite tiresome. There are many other shrines between the base and the top where you can rest to catch your breath of you need it. During summer there are some restaurants open as well. There are also a couple of vending machines with water, soda, coffee, tea, sports drinks, and red bull. The views of Kyoto are beautiful. The grounds are open 24/7 but I do recommend arriving before it gets dark so you can ring the bell at the base before you ascend the mountain.

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