Explore one of the most popular Japanese sightseeing destinations!
Don’t miss one of Kyoto’s most popular destinations, the Fushimi Inari Taisha. Fushimi Inari is one of the most prominent of the estimated 3,0000 Shinto shrines dedicated to the Shinto god of rice scattered around Japan. The Inari shrines are known locally as O-inari-san and are frequented by Japanese people of all ages.
It is well-known for thousands of vermilion torii gates that line the pathways leading to the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari. The Romon Gate donated in 1589 by the famous leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi, welcomes visitors at the entrance. At the back of main hall (honden), guests pay respect to the local deity by giving a small offering. Fox statues can also be found around the area as they are believed to be Inari’s messengers.
Established in 711 AD, The Kyoto Inari Taisha shrine is frequented by Japanese and foreigners alike to pray for everything from business prosperity, career success, family health and safety, as well as other personal wishes.
• Learn the history and interesting facts about the Fushimi Inari Shrine
• Walk through the world famous picturesque torii gates
• Hike through the wooded forest trail