Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Historic Sites  /  Fushimi Inari Taisha
Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto
(4.7/5 based on 13,000+ reviews on the web)
Fushimi Inari Taisha serves as the starting point for the hiking trails, covered by densely packed vivid orange gates, that snake up the mountain behind it. This Shinto shrine devoted to Inari, the god of rice, has existed on site since 816 CE and contains several buildings and gates. Visitors hike the paths, which are covered by thousands of parallel donated "torii" gates, to reach the inner shrine halfway up the mountain. Wear comfortable shoes, and stop at the restaurants along the way to sample "abuurage" (fried tofu), considered a favorite food of foxes, the special messengers of Inari. Use our Kyoto itinerary builder to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha on your trip to Kyoto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Kyoto itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kyoto by other users

16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM JAPAN February, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM ITALY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Inari is so crowded at any time. This is the reason honey crepe Jaco here to visit restaurant. 大伍 is a favorite. Located near the train station. Light seasoning, medium, dark order of 3 types. Fine with Dole 3 months if you freeze it, I think.
    View original
  • Unfortunately we went on a rainy day but could still appreciate the beauty of this place. Well worth a visit. The JR train stops right at the bottom of the road. Inari Station. We tried a few of the f...  more »
  • After a gorgeous walk up a tall hill through several awesome shops, this stunning Shrine is your reward. Beautiful views of Kyoto from the hill and a wonderful site to walk around and explore. 
Google
  • Absolutely amazing Shrine. There is nothing else like this in the world. Day time is a fun experience, but for the best memories, I absolutely recommend coming as late as possible. The shrine is open 24 hours a day, and when I visited at midnight it was one of the most eerie and unforgettable experiences I've ever had. Don't worry, it's Japan, it's safe. Unless you happen to be sensitive to spirits...
  • Magnificent! One of the best experience in Kyoto and it is free! It is better to come as early as possible because the atmosphere is very serene in the morning. Some said that the atmosphere in the evening is magical as well
  • One of the most beautiful shrine I've visited in Japan. The stairs are no joke, but worth all the pain and sweat! The atmosphere is totally different and soothing to the mind. All I can say is, I'll visit Kyoto every time I'm in Japan.
  • A must see in the Kyoto area. Incredibly scenic and mind-blowingly gorgeous even in rainy weather. Reaching the summit of Mt. Inari will take about an hour with a steady pace. The first 1-2 km is loaded with tourists but the upper parts of the path are just as scenic and less busy. There are shuincho stations at the base, middle, and top for stamp collectors.
  • Go early and there are no people, but on the other hand there is a different atmosphere, peaceful and serene. But going later, you get to experience more small food shops and souvenirs and Japanese people dressed in traditional dress. So...to each there own.