The Torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha

Countless torii gates and a magnificent ambience

By Andre Moreira    - 1 min read

Located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, the Japanese God of Foxes.

The shrine sits at the base of 233-meter-tall Mt. Inari and is the starting point of a 4-kilometer trail which leads up the mountain to many smaller shrines.

One of the aspects that attract large numbers of visitors, and for which this shrine is particularly famous, is the huge number of torii gates it has, each one donated by a Japanese business, as Inari is also the God of Prosperity.

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Andre Moreira

Andre Moreira @andre.moreira

Born in the Portuguese countryside in 1990, I've been living in Japan since 2012. Not long after coming to Japan, I started writing to Japan Travel in English, and later started managing its Portuguese page. I'm continuously looking for new Portuguese language partners to help us make the page even cooler! :)I love traveling in Japan and have been to a lot of places with my wife! There are still many spots on my list... Where should I go next?