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Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Fushimi Inari Shrine

Looking for a tour to Fushimi Inari Shrine? Fushimi Inari Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in southern Kyoto famous for its path of over 5000 vibrant orange torii gates. Founded in 711, it makes the shrine one of the oldest and most historic landmarks in Kyoto. The main structure was built in 1499 containing five shrines. The shrine sits at the base of Mount Inari and includes many smaller shrines spanning up to 233 meters of the mountain. There is a trail that leads to the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari that stands at 233 meters belonging to the shrine grounds.

What to See in Fushima Inari
Fushima Inari is the most important of the several thousand shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. The messenger of the god Inari is the fox, where dozens of statues of foxes are featured, some holding keys in their mouth which represent the key to the rice storehouse.

The significant Romon Gate is the shrine's main gate built in 1589 by samurai ruler and warlord of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Senbon Torii, also known as the thousands of torii gates is located behind the shrine's grounds, which is also the entrance to the hiking trail with the torii gates. Each torii shrine gate has been donated by an individual or a Japanese business where the name of the donor is inscribed on the back of each gate. People of all ages visit the shrine to pray for success in business and in the hope their dreams and wishes come true. This shrine is the central location of the 40,000 Inari shrines scattered throughout Japan.

How to Get to Fushima Inari
Opening Hours: Whole day
Entrance Ticket: Free
Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882
Duration: 1-2 hours


Fushimi Inari Shrine Tours

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to get to Fushimi Inari-taisha with public transportation?
    Take the JR Nara line and get off at the Inari Station. (only 5 minutes or 2 stations away from Kyoto stations)
    Take the Keihan Main Line and get off at the Fushimi-Inari Station. Walk for 5 minute to get to destination.
    Take the city bus (Minami 5 line) and get off at the Inari-Taisha mae stop. Destination will be in a 7-minute walk.
  • What are the open hours for Fushimi Inari-taisha? How do I purchase a ticket?
    Fushimi Inari-taisha is open free to the public every day, from 8:30AM to 16:30PM.
  • How long does it take to visit Fushimi Inari-taisha?
    Visiting duration depends on whether you would like to hike up to the mountain. If you do not plan to go on the mountain, reserving 1-2 hours for visit should be sufficient. If you plan on hiking, a half day will be needed. Also keep in mind that day time during fall is shorter, so it might be a good idea to save a full day for the trip.
  • Is there any luggage storage near Fushimi Inari-taisha?
    1)If you arrive at the JR Inari station, you can store your luggage at the JR Station.
    2)If the JR station if full, you can proceed to the Keihan Electric Railway Station (the Inari station) to store your lugguage.
    3)There is also a luggage storage shop on the alley by the Fushimi Inari-taisha front gate.
    4)The Fushimi Inari Taisha Sanshuden can store your luggage as well as baby strollers.
  • Is there any kimono rental store near Fushimi Inari-taisha?
    Take a right turn after exiting the Fushimi Inari-taisha, and you will see a Fuji Kimino rental store within a minute walk. For details on the kimono rental, you can refer to our website:
  • Why are there so many torii gates in Fushimi Inari-taisha? How many are there?
    Torri gates are built to make wishes or appreciate granted wishes, thus many torii gates are found in Fushimi Inari-taisha today. The torri gates vary in size and are built along the pathway on Oyama, and there are approximately 10,000 of the torri gates.
  • What are other places to see near Fushimi Inari-taisha?
    Popular tourist attractions near Fushimi Inari-taisha include Tofuku-ji, Gion, and Kiyomizu-Dera.
  • Do you provide any half-day or full day trip to Fushimi Inari-taisha?
    We do provide half-day or full day trip. However, due to the high demand on tour guides during high season, the price is expensive. Instead, we recommend booking a private transfer service, and we can arrange a driver speaking simple English.
  • What are some recommended hotels near Fushimi Inari-taisha?
    There are many hotels with different level of rating. For hotels with quality and reasonable prices, you can consider:
    COTO Kyoto Fushimi Inari 1 (About 338m from Fushimi Inari-taisha)
    Kyomachiya Inari (About 173m from Fushimi Inari-taisha)
    Hotel Gentle Fox Kyoto (About 536m from Fushimi Inari-taisha)
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