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

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 car.

I need to tell you this fact first.

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You better not go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine by car!

I don’t recommend that you drive to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

There are several reasons for that.

  • The parking lot of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine will soon be full.
  • The roads around Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine are often heavily congested.
  • Because the road to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is a one-way street, it’s hard to understand for travelers.

The parking of the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine will be full at 8:30 am on weekends.

When the parking is full, you cann’t wait in line outside the parking lot. You’re urged to pass by the security guards.

The parking that became full

Parking lot located in the premises of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

If you just drive to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, I’ll tell you the location of the parking.

Since the road leading to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is a one-way road facing the north, you have to go there south of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is on the right side

This is the picture around 7:30 am. In this time zone, you’ll be able to park smoothly.


Around 7:30 am

Here is the parking of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. This parking can park up to 170 cars.

the parking of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

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This parking is free!

There is the chargeable parking around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

There are several toll parking around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. However, the parking of this will be full depending on the time zone.

This is a parking lot in front of the railroad crossing on the south side of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.
This picture was taken early in the morning, so there is still space available for parking.

The chargeable parking around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

This is the pay parking next to Fushimi Inari Shrine. Any pay parking can park about 10 cars.

The chargeable parking around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

It’s the feature of pay parking near Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

  • Price setting is different on weekdays and on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays there is no upper limit on the price.
  • The price setting differs according to the time zone. The time zone is from 8:00 to 20:00 and from 20:00 to 8:00.
  • During the daytime on weekdays 400 yen to 800 yen per hour is the market price. And the upper limit of the price is 1,200 yen ~ 2,000 yen is the market price.
  • The daytime parking fee for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays is 600 yen to 800 yen per hour.

Summary of this article

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

  • I don’t recommend that you drive to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.
  • The parking in Fushimari Inari Taisha shrine is free, but it gets full.
  • The road to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is a one-way street and it’s hard for travelers to understand. Also, the surrounding roads are often congested.
  • There are also several pay parking around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.

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