Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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The amazing Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-Ku, Kyoto.  

It is remarkable due to the 1000's of orange Tori gates that wind their way up to the top of the mountain. In some places, so closely packed together that daylight can barely penetrate.

This creates an incredible orange tunnel for you to pass through.

The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers .

Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari.

Each of the orange torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost, though, Inari is the god of rice.

You can also see lot of Fox (Kitsune)statues, these are regarded as messengers, and are often found in Inari shrines


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