Fushimi Inari Taisha

June 2, 2015

We went to Fushimi Inari on our last day in Kyoto. We took the train to get there and it was surprisingly easy and everyone got off at the same stop so you can't miss it!

I was obviously every excited because this is one of the iconic places in Kyoto! The torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine. Fushimi Inari has hundreds of gates. If you can spare thousands of dollars, you can have your very own torii with inscriptions.

I loved seeing the different shrines and the crane origami adoring the shrines. I wonder how long it took that person to make one long origami crane piece. So much dedication! and patience!

You must also be very patient if you want to get a photograph here. I had to wait when people cleared out to get a decent photo. It's very busy but as you move higher up the path - it's less crowded. We tried hiking up but I got winded and tired so we didn't reach the top. We circled back down the mountain. It's a steep hike with lots of stairs so wear very comfortable shoes and clothing if you want to hike to the very top. Maybe next time I will get to the top! 


  1. Beautiful photos! Japan is such a wonderful country. I hope to visit it soon!!!


  2. These just keep getting more beautiful!

  3. still looks like an amazing place with tourists in the photos :D


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