In this category “Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, Japan” is introduced.
As you know, there are many attractive sightseeing spots in Kyoto, Japan. Among them, Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is the popular tourist spot especially for foreigners.
I was born and raised near Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. I’m not good at speaking English, but let me tell you the fascination of Fushimi Inari by making full use the Internet translation service.
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What is Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine?
It’s said that there are about 30,000 Inari shrines in Japan. Inari shrine is familiar shrine for the Japanese.
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto is the total headquarters of Inari shrines in Japan.
The history of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is very old, and it was founded before 794 when the city was built in Kyoto.
“Inari-no-kami: God of Inari” is enshrined here, and originally it’s said that there is divine favor of “Gokoku-Hojoh: Grain rich fruit”.
In modern times there are various other divine favor as well. Especially famous divine favor is “Shobai-Hanjoh: Business prosperity”.
Where is Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine?
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is located in Kyoto, Japan.
- Address of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
- 68, Fukakusa Yabunochicho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan
- Map of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
As Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is located in well accessible area, you can easily go anywhere in Kyoto. For example, the positional relationship between Kyoto Station and Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is like this.
- From Kyoto Station to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
How to get to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
There are several ways you can go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.
The means of travel I recommend most is the train. Japanese trains are operated on time schedule and many trains will go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in one hour.
If it’s a sunny day, you will feel comfortable moving by bicycle.
Why is Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine popular among foreigners?
I think that Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine is 3 reasons why foreign tourists are popular.
Then I will briefly explain these reasons.
You can visit any time 24 hours a day!
Most of Kyoto’s famous shrines and temples have time to visit. But you can visit Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine 24 hours a day. (Of course you can not use the train or bus at midnight.
You can visit Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine early in the morning or after sunset, which means that you are more likely to plan the sightseeing schedule.
Early in the morning there are few tourists, you can take relatively good pictures.
Let’s post fantastic pictures of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine to SNS!
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine has many unusual scenes. When you leave the station ticket gate, there is a huge Torii gate there.
It’s a sight that a powerful “Romon: tower gate” doesn’t appear in foreign countries. (There are few buildings like this in Japan.)
If you came to Fushimi Inari, you would want to post these fantastic pictures to your SNS!
You can enjoy light trekking!
Behind Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine there is a mountain named Inari mountain.
In fact, Inari-no-kami(God of Inari) is said to have entered the mountaintop of Inari mountain. Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine shares this mountain as a god area. Therefore, most of the visitors come not only to the main hall of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine but also to Inari Shan.
Besides, Inari mountain altitude is not high at 233 meters. There are paved stairs on the mountain road, you will be easy to climb.
What is the recommended gourmet in Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine?
Fushimi Inari also has shops called old age stores and fashionable cafes just recently made.
Most Fushimi Inari shops have English menu so please be relieved.
I’ll introduce just a few restaurants in Fushimi Inari.