How to get to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto by train

There are several means of transportation when you go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

This post will explain how to go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine by train.

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How to get to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine by train

When you go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine by train, you have two ways.

  1. JR Nara line: “Inari station”
  2. Keihan electric railway: “Fushimi Inari station”

Whichever station you get off, you can go on foot.

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Route from JR Nara line “Inari station”

What is close to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is JR Nara line “Inari station”.

JR Nara line “Inari station”

On the left side of this photo is Inari station, and the torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is on the right side across the road.

left: Inari station,
right: Torii

When you leave the ticket gate at Inari Station you will be able to see a big torii in front of you.

The torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

Besides, since it’s possible to arrive at Inari station from Kyoto station in about 5 minutes, Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is in the place where transportation is very convenient.

Tourist spots around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine going by JR Nara line

If you visit Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine – Inari mountain slowly, it’ll take about 3 hours.

So, if you visit Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in either morning or afternoon, you will be able to enjoy other tourist spots.

I’ll introduce you tourist spots near Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine (you can go by JR Nara line!).

  • Tofukuji temple: Inari station — Tofukuji station / about 2 minutes
  • Byodoin: Inari station — Uji station / about 21 minutes

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Tofukuji temple is famous for its beautiful autumnal leaves. Byodoin is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Route from Keihan electric railway “Fushimi Inari station”

When you walk 4 minutes to the east from Keihan electric railway “Fushimi Inari station” and 1 minute to the south, you’ll arrive at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

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Let’s explain it while watching photos!

When you get off at Keihan electric railway “Fushimi Inari station”, you go up a gentle slope.

Go up a gentle slope

You cross the bridge and the railroad, you can see the torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

Beyond the railroad crossing

There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops at the end of this torii. You’ll go straight on as it is. But a good choice for you is to turn right at this place.

Turn right at this place

You should walk about 100m on this road.

Go on this road 100 m

Then you’ll be able to see the torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine on the left side.

The torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

Tourist spots around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine going by Keihan electric railway

There are many attractive sightseeing spots on the Keihan electric railway.

  • Kiyomizudera temple: Fushimi Inari station — Kiyomizugojo station / about 7 minutes
  • Sake brewery of Fushimi: Fushimi Inari station — Fushimi Momoyama station / about 13 minutes

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Kiyomizudera temple and sake brewery of Fushimi are also popular tourist courses.

Summary of this article

This post will explained how to go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine by train.

You can go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine by two trains.

  1. JR Nara line “Inari station”: 0 minutes on foot
  2. Keihan Electric Railway “Fushimi Inari station”: 5 minutes on foot

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is located in a convenient location for transportation. So, as you visit Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, you’ll be able to visit other attractive tourist spots.

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