The Cats of Fushimi Inari Taisha

Celebrating Fushimi Shrine's most-loved residents

 By Saskia Gilmour   Sep 24, 2014

As the crowds disperse in the late afternoon at Fushimi Inari, the shrine's most favorite residents come out from hiding. The cats of Fushimi Inari wander towards the quiet pathways lined with orange 'torii' gates in the thousands. Big cats, small cats, spotty cats, stripy cats - all the cats of your wildest dreams emerge from the wilderness. With personalities as iridescent and interesting as the shrine where they live, the cats of Fushimi Inari Taisha will warm the hearts of everyone they meet. 

Photography by Saskia Gilmour
Japan Travel Member

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Julie Gozali 4 months ago
These cats are too cute! <3
Daisuke Tokugawa 8 months ago
Elena Lisina 10 months ago
You were lucky! I didn't meet any there. : )