Fushimi Inari grand shrine, in Kyoto, was chosen as the top place to visit in “Japan’s tourist spots popular among foreigners, 2014”, published by a Trip adviser.
We introduce the charms of Fushimi Inari shrine, which has become more and more popular in the last few years.
It’s the head shrine of all the Inari shrines nationwide, and the whole of Mount Inari, on which the main hall is located, is an object of devotion.
There are many shrines with long histories in Kyoto, but even among these Fushimi Inari is venerable and dignified.
The sight of an unbroken line of bright red torii gates stretching up to the top of the mountain is full of mystery.
The fact that you can visit freely and without charge early in the morning or in the middle of the night is also appealing.
Another factor in its popularity is its prime location, just two stops from JR Kyoto station.
“It’s a completely unique place, unlike anywhere else I’ve seen while traveling”
“I feel the peaceful spirit of Japan in the colors of the place: the red of the torii gates and the green of the mountain”
The “1,000 torii gates” of the mountain of torii gates; in fact, there are about 5,000 of them stretching right to the top of the mountain.
There are also shrines and tea houses along the path, just right for visiting or taking a break.
The changing scenery is attractive, too!
So why not visit and see for yourself?