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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
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68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank merlinda_trias
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank H-C T
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NoelleNicole13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank fymkong
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a crowded day, but if you veer off the regular path that tourists are taking you can find some quieter areas for photos. Many shops around to offer souvenirs.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HeatherJMB
Reviewed 2 days ago

This much photographed historic site is must-see while in Japan. Take the time to make your way through all of the orange tori gates right to the peak of the mountain. It's well worth the work-out.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank warehousestyle
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sandytravels_10
Reviewed 3 days ago

Affordable to visit because it combine a nature and tradition view. Must arrive earlier because when you late there are many people and hard to take a picture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FrequentFlier651388
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At least once in a lifetime to visit this shrine as it is amazing. Although lots of walking and climbing, it is worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JamJYL_17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Southern Kyoto
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
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5 February 2019|
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Response from Warks | Reviewed this property |
Hi, about 20 to 30 minutes
5 February 2019|
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Response from masakop | Reviewed this property |
You need to stop, INARI station. catch JR Nara line from Kyoto station.
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Response from Tony740406 | Reviewed this property |
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