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Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture
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This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor...

This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.

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The #1 attraction - be sure to come early

So apparently this is TripAdvisor's number 1 attraction in Japan for 3 years in a row - you can't miss all those flags on the approach path proclaiming that! I was glad I had a... read more

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So apparently this is TripAdvisor's number 1 attraction in Japan for 3 years in a row - you can't miss all those flags on the approach path proclaiming that! I was glad I had a flight to catch, which forced me to arrive soon after sunrise ~06:30. There were only a few people at that time, and most were locals... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Initially, I almost turned away when I saw so many people, you literally have to take a path upwards in line as there are just so many people visiting , but as you slowly ascend the many steps, people take paths off the side and visit little shrines. You can too, but it's those brief opportunities that allow you to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The number of Torii gates that's spread throughout the shrine is impressive to see and to walk through. It could be quite a hike to walk through all the gates to reach the end and return.

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's really wonderful place I've been there with my family when they comes from italy... they really liked it

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Thank Ukinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time I came to this place. If you want to see the outward expression of Shinto, this is the place. Love the colorful "gates". Perfect for photo ops. However, it was very crowded unlike the first time. Go up higher if you want a more serene view. A must visit when in Kyoto.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes you will be basically walking up half a mountain, but worth every minute. Very special place with great views. A bit touristy along the path with shops but hey the ice cream at the top was spot on!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had done a lot of walking and decided we will only get a few photos and walk back, however as we got there we couldn't get enough of the views we walked all the way up. Its usually pretty crowded so clicking photos with only you in it can get difficult, however you should get a few chances if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is must go on any traveling list in Kyoto. It is beautiful and so Japanese. Long way to walk so I wouldn't recommend it for elderly people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very crowded place, so you better go early, go all the way to the top, it is hard but the view its amazing. Bring water

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our favourite tourist spots in Kyoto. Although many people stop after the first shrine, you can walk all the way to the top of the mountain. You get far less people the higher you go, and the viewing points are impressive. It took us a couple of hours to complete the whole walk and we went... More 

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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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