Another famed Kyoto landmark, Fushimi Inari is an eccentric and exhilarating sight. Literally thousands of bright orange torii (sacred Shinto gates) line the hillsides creating spectacular, bright tunnels. Established in AD 711, Fushimi Inari is the headquarters of the shrines dedicated to the fox deity inari who was believed to intercede for good harvests. Now modern-day businesses sponsor the building and upkeep of the large wooden torii to ensure continued business success, and they are not cheap. Admission free and it is a good hike to the top.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Fushimi Inari