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All reviews tori gates orange gates jr nara line early in the morning rice food stalls avoid the crowds long walk fox statues train station take your time take pictures souvenir shops nice walk torii shrine hike
So many people, you cannot enjoy the place. It will take you to 2 to 3 hours walk to reach the top of Mount Inari and a total of 12,000 steps. We we're not able to finish to the top. It is never ending Tori...More
The place is a must visit place in Kyoto. The place can get very crowded with visitors with both locals and foreign visitors. The pillars could appear to be rather commercialised with names of corporations written on them for the contributions or donations made by...More
If you really want to appreciate the beauty of the mountain without the huge crowds, go to the opposite side of where the Fushimi Inari main gate is and start your climb that way.
It is absolutely amazing to see all the Tori gates and...More
Yes. There are crowds - a tourist tsunami. I photobombed a few annoying tourists who were deliberately stopping others to get their 'perfect' shot. Yes they stretched out and created a human traffic jam. I don't care if they cussed me.
This is a sacred...More
It was drizzling with rain the morning we had planned to go but we didn't let the weather deter us. It may have worked in our favour, as the higher we climbed the less crowded it became. I heard that many people only make it...More
I never realized how many gates there were! The full hike is definitely a full day excursion. There is definitely a crowd around the entrance, but it thins out as you go along, and you can get a few stretches without anyone around you. I...More
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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I believe it's always crowded, most places of interest are quieter early morning. The local Kyoto trains reach all locations quickly. I would suggest downloading the city's transport map and work out routes as best you can... More
I believe it's always crowded, most places of interest are quieter early morning. The local Kyoto trains reach all locations quickly. I would suggest downloading the city's transport map and work out routes as best you can. Japanese people are extremely helpful and many can communicate in English. We toured the city without the need for tour guides. Most information can be downloaded and information is readily available at shrines and temples. This will help your money go a lot further..