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"Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine 伏見稲荷大社 is the head shrine of Inari located in Kyoto prefecture. The shrine is famous for “Senbon Torii” which is formed with over 5,000 red torii gates that look like a tunnel. Each of the torii gate is donated by a Japanese business. Inari, in Japanese mythology, is a god primarily known as the protector of rice cultivation and prosperity and is worshiped particularly by merchants and tradesmen. The fox figures at the shrine are believed to be the messengers of Inari, so you'll see fox figures in every Inari shrine. NOTES: This is one of THE most crowded spots in Kyoto, so it is recommended to go very early morning if you don't want to be in crowds. The shrine is open 24 hours, so if you are really determined, arrive just before sunrise for a super peaceful experience. HIKING: Please note that the shrine is at the base of a mountain 233m above sea level, and it includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines, which span 4 kilometers. It can take approximately 2 hours to walk up, so I strongly recommend avoiding this shrine in the summer heat, and wearing comfy shoes and clothing."
"Amidst the verdant hills of Kyoto, the Fushimi Inari Taisha temple beckons with its iconic vermilion torii gates. As you step through the grand entrance, you enter a world of spiritual wonder. A winding path leads you through a breathtaking tunnel of thousands of torii gates, creating a mesmerizing and ethereal atmosphere. With each step, you ascend the forested slopes, passing by stone fox statues, serene shrines, and serene gardens. The temple is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto deity of rice and prosperity, and offers a sense of tranquility and reverence. Exploring the Fushimi Inari Taisha temple is a spiritual journey and an unforgettable cultural experience in Kyoto."
"Fushimi Inari Shrine is an ancient shrine where bold red torii gates weave their way into the foothills of Kyoto's Higashiyama Mountains. It is the most important one of several thousand Japanese shrines devoted to Inari, the Shinto god of rice, grain, abundant crops, success in business, and fortune. Set aside 2-3 hours in total to do the hike all the way to the top of Fushimi Inari and all the way down again.Fushimi Inari Shrine is located just outside JR Inari Station, the second station from Kyoto Station along the JR Nara Line. For more information visit the official website -"

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