Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Mar, 26, 2019
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Peter von Gomm

Combining the beliefs for gods of an abundant harvest and a thriving business, this Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is the main temple for 30,000 “oinarisan”, the god of harvest and prosperity, around the country.
This elegant and brilliant main shrine is an important cultural asset, which was built in the Azuchi Momoyama period, and the red painted “torii corridor” attracts many visitors from Japan and abroad.
The total number of torii gates is said to exceed 10,000, and this tourist attraction is one of the best Instagram spots in all of Kyoto.
Starting from the rear shrine, you can walk the “oyama meguri” sacred pilgrimage at Inari Mountain.
During the walk you will come across Shin-ike Pond, where legend says that if you face the water and clap your hands, the direction that the echo comes from points toward the person you are searching for. If you are looking to improve your fortune, then Mitsurugisha is known as a power spot with spiritual energy. The full “oyama meguri” circuit is about four kilometers and takes two hours, so if you have the time you should hike all the way to the top.

Information of Spot Detail


68 Fukakusa Yabunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

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Spot Types

Importantcultural property ,Temples/shrines,Spiritual sites

Regular Holiday





Immediate walk from Inari Station on the JR Nara Line (5 minutes from Kyoto Station)
5-minute walk towards the East from the Fushimi Inari Station on the Keihan Main Line

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