[JAPAN] Fushimi Inari-Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 in southern Kyoto

Both of us finally travelled around Kyoto by bike and our first destination was this stunning Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine. It’s the place that you should go while in Kyoto. The thousands of gates are fascinating! We explored the mountain or hiking trails and the shrine buildings where everything is so attractive. Even though there were a lot of visitors at the temple, the further we go it’s getting quieter. We took a lot of pictures, especially when we were inside the “tunnel” of red gates along the way. It was truly beautiful, unlike anything else we’ve ever seen.

Me and My husband at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary

On our way to Fushimi Inari-Taisha by bike in Kyoto, Japan.

(click here to read our Cycling Tips in Kyoto)

On Our Way to at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryCold Orange Juice on our way to Fushimi Inari Taisha - Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary

Finally arrived at Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Kyoto – Japan.

First gate to at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary at at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryMullie at at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryAndy at at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryEntrance Gate to Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary

Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine Guide Map.

The area is huge; it will take at least 2 to 3 hours to reach the top. Admission Fee = FREE of charge! Don’t forget to wear a good pair of shoes to climb the stairs. However, everyone is free to walk just as far as they wish before turning back.

Overall Maps Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto - by Myfunfoodiary

The Giant Torii Gate in front of the Romon Gate at Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine.

There are foxes everywhere because in Japanese culture, they are regarded as messenger spirits.

The Giant Torii Gate in front of the Romon Gate at Fushimi Inari Taisha by MyfunfoodiaryPosing in front of the Shrine's Entrance at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto - by MyfunfoodiaryMain Shrine at Fushimi Inari Taisha at Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryAt The Main Hall Fushimi Inari Taisha by MyfunfoodiaryView from The Main Hall at Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary

Stacks of miniature torii gates that were donated by visitors with smaller budgets located at the Worship Hall (Main Shrine) Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine.

Stacks of miniature torii gates that were donated by visitors with smaller budgets at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryMini Red Gates for Donates at Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary

Entrance Gate to the Hiking Trail at Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine.

Entrance Gate to the Hiking Trail at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryTorii Gate covered hiking trail at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary

The two dense rows of Torii Gates of Senbon Torii (parallel rows of gates or often called as “thousands of torii gates”, formed by bamboo colored red). On the back side of each gate, we can find the donator’s name and the date of the donation, either by individuals or companies. Interesting!

The two dense rows of torii gates of Senbon ToriiTorii Gates hiking trail at Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary

We’ve reached the Okusha Shrine at Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine.

The Crowd at Fushimi Inari Taisha - by Myfunfoodiary Drinking the water at Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary At Okusha Shrine - Fushimi Inari Taisha Senbon Torii Gates at Fushimi Inari TaishaThe Two Rows Parallel at Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary

Level 5 Hiking Trail at Fushimi Inari Taisha

 Overall, the thousands of vermilion Torii Gates that makes the climb memorable for us.

Both of us at Senbon torii Gates Fushimi Inari TaishaThe Japanese Girls at Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary

Nearby the entrance gate, there are some shops sell various kinds of sweets, such as tsujiura senbei, cookies, ice cream, etc. Not to forget, there are lots of cute and interesting souvenirs that reflects the Fushimi Inari-Taisha itself, for example, the Fox mini doll. Because we went on summer and it was so hot that day, so we grabbed the soft Matcha Ice Cream cost ¥360. We both loved it so much! You should try it, too!

The Fox Mini Doll at Fushimi Inari Taisha by MyfunfoodiaryThe Sweet Shops near the entrance at Fushimi Inari Taisha by MyfunfoodiaryTempting Matcha Ice Cream at Fushimi Inari Taisha by MyfunfoodiaryBest Matcha Ice Cream at Fushimi Inari Taisha by Myfunfoodiary

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How to reach Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine?
The best way to reach this Shrine is by bike, just like what we did (click here to read our Cycling Tips in Kyoto). Because from the nearest station, you still need to walk uphill to reach this place. However, the shrine is located just outside the JR Inari Station, the second station from Kyoto Station along the JR Nara Line. The shrine can also be reached in a short walk from the Fushimi Inari Station along the Keihan Main Line.
Operation Hours: all day and no close day
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Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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