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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto

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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.
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  • We tried to count the doors that we traveled. After 500tesima we lost count. Try it yourself and not confondetele with the number of steps.
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  • A fantastic ride and engaging over these endless wooden porticos. A calm, even with the presence of numeosos visitors.
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  • This place is extremly beautiful and breathtaking! You can not mis the opportunity to visit it. Only a couple of advises: go in the morning and with comfortable shoes. Consider that the hiking through...  read more »
  • This was surely in my top 2 of Kyoto. Be aware that this is quite a huge park. If you want to traverse the entire trail (which I recommend), it takes you at least two hours. It was pretty crowded on Wednesday, but there are enough photo opportunities if you are willing to wait in some spots. It gets easier the further you go.
  • Must to visit during your Kyoto Trip. Fushimi Inari Taisha has been elected as one of the best attractions in Japan for years. There are multiple sub-shrines(!?) inside the Taisha. If you have time, you can hike to the top of the mountain and visit them one by one. Outside the Taisha, there are food stands, and you can get some traditional Japanese food there. The price of food outside the Taisha is higher, and the taste is not very good. Don't have to waste money there.
  • Beautiful and free to go. A great small hike where you can enjoy wonderful scenery and numerous shrines along the path. It is a major tourist attraction however, so be warned. But I personally had no problem as I walked ahead of the crowds. There are also stalls to buy souvenirs, food and fortune tellings.
  • Its a really beautiful place. I've seen many pictures on Instagram but going here really makes you feel how beautiful this place is. My only problem with it is the shear amount of tourists. We timed our visit on a monday so that there wouldnt be as many people but there happened to be a field trip so there tons of students. It was still exciting though
  • The torii gates are more abundant than any photo you see. Thousands upon thousands of torii gates all the way to the top of the mountain. Go early before 7am and you will have them all to yourself. No shops will be open but when you come back down they will be opening. Defiantly am amazing experience. Wear bug spray the misquotes are deadly.
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