Transfer to the Fushimi Inari shrine
Sightseeing, Lunch not included
No. 1 of 634 things to do in Kyoto (Trip Advisor Ranking)
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.
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.
What we will see
• Fushimi Inari shrine
• Vermilion torii gates
• Fox statues
What we will do
• We leave the port behind us and reach the Fushimi Inari shrine, an important Shinto shrine located south of Kyoto and dedicated to Inari, the patron of business.
• The shrine is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates forming a unique tunnel through a network of paths behind the main buildings. Each gate has been donated - the date and name of the donors is engraved (in Japanese) on the back of the gate.
• The paths lead to the temple in the forest to the summit of the sacred Inari mountain 233 metres above sea level.
• Fushimi Inari is the most important among thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice and agriculture.
• Foxes are considered Inari’s messengers and this is why many fox statues can be found all around the shrine. They are venerated and often depicted with a key (for the rice granary) in their mouths.
• The Fushimi Inari shrine has ancient origins and pre-dates the transfer of the capital to Kyoto in 794.
What you need to know
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