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Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture
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This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor...

This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.

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Of all the shrines we visited in Tokyo and Kyoto, this was special. It has many little shrines and it goes up the hill under 1000 thousand purifying doors at 250 m above sea... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of all the shrines we visited in Tokyo and Kyoto, this was special. It has many little shrines and it goes up the hill under 1000 thousand purifying doors at 250 m above sea level. It feels like you are undertaking a purifying pilgrimage alongside the cultural aspect of this experience. It's magnificient!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The fushimi-inari gates are one of those tourist attractions that truly lives up to expectations. The gates are busy particularly around lunchtime, but the crowds thin out the higher up the hill you go. We accidentally ventured off the two main ways of reaching the peak of the hill and this path took us through some remarkable forest (bamboo and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its famous Torii gates are awesome so many people were taking photo when I went there in the morning. The shrine is bigger than I expected, so i couldn't see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is worth allowing half a day walking beneath the tori gates. It is accessible by train -- just follow the crowd through the market place to the shrine. The shrine covers 4km and there is a lot of steps and it is mostly uphill. There are some good vistas of Kyoto.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is very beautiful with thousands of red gates, very busy at the bottom but if you like walking it is one of the best hikes to the top, Amazing with a lot of history and great scenery recommended for those that enjoy walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before I went in , it just looks like another shrine in Japan. However, it surprises me at every turn. It is a must.

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We visited the shrine one afternoon. We were amazed at the size and architecture of this place. It is well worth going for a look and seeing into the culture of Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another must see and do attraction. If your planning to do this during the summer months, keep in mind that Japan is very hot and humid and if you plan on hiking to the top, there are lots of stairs. This is such an beautiful and unusual attraction with amazing photo opportunities, great views and good workout. Please do plan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The shrine is located just opposite the train station and very easy to visit. It's beautiful to see in real life. It's very busy however the higher up you go the less people you'll see. I'd recommend climbing up to the top just so you're able to experience the tranquility of it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be prepared to walk and hike, but it's totally worth the effort!! There are a lot of people at the bottom that is easily accessible to most people, but we climbed up Mount Inari's peak (there's nothing to see up there) for great photos and came back down the other way. You may think - oh, it's just all tori... More 

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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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