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
08 AM - 09 AM
63.51% of people start their Fushimi Inari-taisha visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Fushimi Inari-taisha
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha
Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto Reviews
This place is a must see. Please be aware that the climb is mainly composed of stairs and takes around 2-3 hours to complete. It is packed with tourists, so go early or at dusk so you can enjoy both the walk during the day and at dark. Be sure to take a flashlight of some kind if you go at dark, as some parts of the walkway are properly dark. The mountain is also home to a lot of cats. They are friendly but be mindful if allergic.
Oh this is one of my favourite places on earth! It is so magical and the shrines are so awesome. Make sure you visit the attraction when you are in Kyoto, you won’t be disappointed! Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and dress lightly as the incline can make you get a little sweaty. I recommend to walk to the top if you can, once you have passed the main congestion of tourists at the entrance and the crowd dissipates it really is a wonderful sight to see.
One of favorite place for travelers, because it's free and open 24/7. Don't be surprised if it's very crowded. This is the place for that famous orange pillars. It also has beautiful view. Mind the name too, because there are other place has the same name and located near central Kyoto. This shrine is near two different train stations which has different routes and lines. One is in front of the gate and the other is about 500 metres from the gate
One of the highlights of my trip to Kyoto!! Fushimi Inari which is located at Mt. Inari is not just any shrine but essentially an entire mountain shrine. The shrine complex stretches from the base of the mountain all the way to the peak! At the base you can visit the main temple and shrine complex. And if you decide to hike all the way to the top, you will be accompanied with endless red torii gates all the way up to the peak! Amazing and one of kind hiking experience! Only minus is you won’t get a vantage lookout point at the peak of the mountain, but there is a clearing area that will allow to have a beautiful view of Kyoto.
Very crowded at the bottom of the mountain. Make sure not to take pictures in the beginning as everyone is. Once you go higher you will find less people and more time for the perfect shot. You will find that everyone is either walking in your shot or the other way round. Not too hard to get to the top. Resting place is at the middle of the mountain. So make sure to keep that in mind. Only found western toilets 🚽 at the bottom of the temple. So for ladies this could be important. Excellent food stalls at the bottom and some nice gift shops.