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Fushimi Inari

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Fushimi Inari shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha, nestled in Kyoto, stands as a renowned Shinto shrine. Dedicated to Inari, the deity symbolizing prosperity, fertility, and rice, this shrine boasts a legacy spanning over 1300 years. It houses various shrines, fox statues, and hosts vibrant festivals.

The shrine’s distinctive feature comprises numerous torii—striking red gates guiding the path up Mount Inari. These torii represent heartfelt donations from individuals, families, or companies seeking divine blessings.

A stroll through the shrine can span from two to four hours, depending on your pace and the stops you choose to make.

The surrounding scenery is awe-inspiring, encompassing bamboo forests, statues of foxes (the messengers of Inari), and captivating panoramic vistas of the city. Visiting Fushimi Inari shrine is a must-do when exploring Kyoto.


  1. By Train: Catch the JR Nara line at Kyoto Station heading towards JR Inari Station. The train ride usually takes around 5 minutes to reach the station. Upon arrival, note that a brief additional walk from the station is required to reach the entrance of Fushimi shrine.
  2. On Foot: For those who enjoy walking, Fushimi is reachable by a stroll of approximately 2.5 kilometers from Kyoto Station. Depending on your walking speed, this may take about 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. By Bus: Opting for a bus from Kyoto Station to the shrine is another convenient choice. Plan for a journey lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes.


Fushimi Inari’s goshuin is 500 ¥.

Opening Hours

The shrine remains open 24 hours a day, and entry is free of charge.

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