Item #6012

Rating: 5 Stars

Category: Must Visit

Title: Fushimi Inari Shrine | Must See Places in Kyoto | Japan


User's Notes:
Kyoto Day 1: Definitely the #1 attraction in Kyoto. I highly recommend to arrive early and not miss the full track going to the top of the mountain and not only the viewpoint at the middle.

User Selected Text:
Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.<br /> <br /> Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital's move to Kyoto in 794.