Fushimi Inari: market and lower shrine

The Fushimi Inari shrine is a Shinto shrine famous for its red torii gates: thousands of them line the path linking the entrance of the shrine to the summit of Inariyama. This makes Fushimi Inari truely unique among the many shrines of Japan.

The Shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. Most visitors enjoy a walk to the summit of Mount Inari which offers a nice view of Kyoto. The whole hike back and forth takes about 2-3 hours. If time is limited, there is plenty to enjoy at the Shrine’s entrance. Surrounding streets host lots of small stores with food and souvenirs.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Fukakusa Yabunouchichō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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