Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) located at 〒612-0882 in Kyoto Prefecture, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Fukimi Inari Shrine built in the year 711. Heinari area Shinto Shrine is one of the important cities of Kyoto. Famous for the Tori Gate. Or red pillars There are many tens of thousands of shrines behind the shrine.

Fox Shrine is Shinto Shrine. If you say that this shrine is the most popular, it’s not wrong. Seen from various publicity posters, there must always be a picture here. One of the most important parts of Kyoto is famous for its Torii Gate or the red gate pillars that line tens of thousands of shrines until it is a walkway throughout. Mount Inari That people believe is the sacred mountain In which the god Inari will represent fertility Rice harvest Including various crops and fields And often have foxes as body animals Therefore not surprising to see many fox statues in the shrine

It is said that this shrine is very old, built before the construction of Kyoto. Expected to be around the year. 794 or more than a thousand years ago In addition to the highlights on the red gate posts, the shrine itself is equally interesting, both the Romon Gate in the front and the main building called Honden. There are also interesting shrine components. Many things Spread around the area And behind the shrine will be a walkway up the hill Covered with torii pillars The Red Torii pole came from donations from various parts, both individuals and organizations. Can be seen from the letters behind the pillars With prices starting from a few hundred yen for a small pillar To many millions of yen for large pillars

Not only the main parts that interest, but also on the way to see a small shrine along the way. Even small red torii pillows are also seen, which come from the general public. In addition, if tired, then there are local building shops and snack shops that sell set meals. But there is a special feature to be named to the fox theme such as Sushi Fox or Fox Udon Most of the tourists tend to like to walk around Mount Inari just to the viewpoint called Yotsutsuji Intersection intersection) so you can see the beautiful Kyoto city and breathe fresh air at the same time. Because if going to walk all over the mountain, it may take 2-3 hours to walk

How to get there:

  • JR Line: At JR Inari Station, the shrine is adjacent to the station or Fushimi Inari Station.
  • Bus: From Kyoto station take 5 or 105 lines.