Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Fushimi Inari, officially known as Fushimi Inari Taisha, is a beautiful Shinto shrine in south Kyoto famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates and fox statues. 

Overview

Address

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto (Map) (Directions)

Hours

Open 24 hours Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Phone Number

075-641-7331

Website

inari.jp

Highlights

Yotsutsuji Intersection

This is the goal of most visitors to Fushimi Inari Shrine. Located about 45 minutes up the mountain, this intersection features some fabulous views of Kyoto on clear days. Many hikers decide to stop here as there are fewer and fewer torii from this point on. Photo: Daniel Ramirez / CC BY 2.0

Fox Statues

Foxes are seen as the messengers of Inari, Shinto god of rice; the stones foxes seen around the shrine are even called Inari as well. Many of them have a key in their mouth which depict keys to granaries blessed by Inari.

Torii Inscriptions

Every torii you pass by has been donated by individuals and companies, with their names inscribed on the back of each one. Prices start at around 400,000 yen for a small gate and go over one million yen for a large gate.

Access

One minute walk from Inari station (JR Nara Line), or a 4-minute walk from Fushimi-Inari Station (Keihan Main Line) just beyond.

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