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A must visit in Kyoto | Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine – Thousands of Torii Gates in Memoirs of a Geisha, Key Visits, Surrounding Food and Kimono

Last update date: 2022-06-14

Dedicated to the god of rice and sake in the eighth century, the shrine also features dozens of fox statues. Foxes are seen as messengers of Inari, god of cereals, and stone foxes are often known by the same name
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▌ Information about Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

- transportation-

By 【Train】
rideJR Nara Line,AtInari StationGet off immediately (forKyoto Station2nd stop after that, 5 minutes by car)
rideKeihan Main Line,AtFushimi Inari StationGet off and walk east for 5 minutes

Departing from downtown Kyoto, the earliest train on the JR Nara Line on weekdays is Kyoto Station at 05:32 and arrives at Inari Station at 05:37; the Keihan Main Line has a train from Gion Shijo Station at 05:05, and it can arrive at Fushimi at 05:14 Inari Station, for your reference.

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Kyoto subway is not very sound, if you want to walk a little less, you can considerTake a bus
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– Addresses and Maps –

Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabuunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City

– Tickets –

Free entry

– Opening hours –

There is no time limit for 24 hours, the Yushu Sales Office 07:00~18:00

– Official link –

Official website
Shopping Street

Recommended itinerary for Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto

In July, there is the Xiaogong Festival. The whole shrine will be full of lanterns and there are many vendors. It is quite lively and beautiful.

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▌ 4 must-shoot spots

– Building door –

When you arrive at the Fushimi Inari Society, you first see the red gate (a double-storey archway with eaves on the upper part). This gate has a story. It is said that it was built byToyotomi HideyoshiIt was donated and built in the 17th year of Tenzheng (AD 1589) in order to pray for the recovery of the mother's illness. There is also a letter from Hideyoshi on the top of the building, which reads, "If you pray for the disease of the Taisho-shoden, the mother of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. If the wish for healing is fulfilled, I donate 10,000 stones.”prayer prayer”, the brown part of the roof is made of cypress bark stacked with multiple layers of cypress tree bark over 70 years old, which can only be seen in a few temples and royal buildings.


There are usually stone lions at the entrance of the temple, but the Fushimi Inari Shrine is each biting the ear of rice and the treasure.fox statue, Fox In Japanese mythology, the fox is the messenger of Inari God, so it is also called ""arctic fox”, which is also a major feature of Inari Shrine

– Outer Worship Hall –

After passing through the gate, you will see the Outer Worship Hall, which is mainly used for various ritual activities. The Xieshan-style roof is covered with cypress leather and has been designated as an important cultural property.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine holds many festivals and ceremonies throughout the year, such as the New Year Festival in January, the coming-of-age festival, the festival in February, the Inari festival in April, the Hongu festival in July, the fire festival in November, etc. Interested also available inFushimi Inari Taisha Official WebsiteCheck the time of each festival.
An iron lantern representing the constellation of the "Zodiac" hangs under the eaves.

– The main hall –

Fushimi Inari Taisha ShrineThe main hall is mainly dedicated to theYuka's Soul MasterThe gods of Inari, headed by them, have beenGod of Agriculture and Commerce. Let's ring the bell and pray with everyone

next to the main hallPray for payment, After visiting the shrine, you can spend some money to buy souvenirs or the torii gate guard to pray for blessings, the fire burning string is also very interesting, as long as the wishes are also on the wood, the gods will collect them and burn them together, and the gods in the sky will be able to Hear our voice

– Senbon Torii Gate –

Finally, there is the classic thousand torii gates. The red color of the torii gates and shrines of Inari Shrine is called "Inari Paint". It has become a custom to use cinnabar to color. The entire row of Fushimi Inari's thousand torii gates is divided into two sections. The big torii, followed by the smaller torii

The crowd is very scary. If you want to collect aerial views, it is recommended to take the earliest JR train and arrive before a large number of tourists around 7:00 in the morning. The direction to enter the thousand torii gates is right in and left out, but many tourists are blocking the left exit with fewer people to take pictures.

The bright red torii gates stretch as if there is no end in sight. This is also the scene of the young Chiyo running in the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha". In fact, it is also because of this movie that this thousand torii gates became famous internationally.

▸ As for why there are so many torii gates?

In fact, it is the same as the concept of repayment of vows in Taiwanese temples. We may be playing gold medals or sending new clothes to gods, and the believers here come back to donate torii gates to express their prayers and gratitude. Torii) such a spectacular view.

▌ Shrines big and small

On this road, you will see shrines of different sizes at any time. If you have time, you can also visit them one by one and pray for good luck.

▌ Where to rent kimonos

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