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Fushimi Inari Taisha

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68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan

Mountainside Shinto shrine dating from 711 A.D. featuring a path with hundreds of traditional gates.

hourglassDuration: 01h30min

phone+81 75-641-7331
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outdoor
free
free
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daytime
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nighttime
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traditional
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temples
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24h

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Brendan Singh in the last week

We were not prepared for the "hike" to the summit and only went about half way up. It was an amazing experience. The gates are well kept and provide for some stunning photos. Can get very busy as it is a major tourist attraction - go further up for the best photos, with no people in them.

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Nevill Inglis in the last week

Nice place to visit to see the interesting gate paths. It and the bamboo forest were the two most interesting Kyoto attractions. Both free. Go very early to avoid the crowds. Was only 18min train to the nearby train station from the Sanjo station where our hotel was located. Recommended.

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Marcos Ichinohe in the last week

A must go in Kyoto! It’s a super touristic place in Kyoto so be prepared for a crowd, specially at the base of the mountain. - Just 2 stations away from Kyoto Eki; - Easy hike, all through a paved path and steps. - Go before 9am to avoid the crowds; - The higher you go, less crowded it gets; - Don’t quite remember seeing any restrooms on the way up, so use the public restroom at the bottom before going up. - Although it’s a free entrance and it’s not mandatory to give donations, I highly recommend to give donations to help them out. Enjoy your hike guys!

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LeWayne Ballard 3 weeks ago

Another nice place to visit if you're in Kyoto, especially as it's free and only 5 minutes on train from Kyoto station. It's located immediately after you get off at Fushimi-Inari Station. Shrine and the approximately 10,000 Tori are very impressive. They're spread all throughout the Shrine and you'll walk through many tunnels of them on the way up. You're able to walk at your own pace and however far up you want to. The shrine is open 24 hours, but best to arrive early to beat the crowds and have the best photo ops. Also, the further you go up, the less crowded it gets. It's about 2.5 miles or 4 kilometers to the top, but you can turn around at any time.

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Amy Vanderburgt 3 weeks ago

I came here in the evening around 7:30pm in January. There were no crowds and everything was very well lit. The only downside is most of the shops are closed at this point. The hike up to the top of the mountain is quite difficult but so very worth it. There’s a lookout point a little over half way to the top that gives quite a wonderful view of Kyoto. It was truly breathtaking! A word of caution if you are hiking to the very top hoping for an even better view. The summit of the climb has a shrine that is surrounded by trees so if you’re hiking to the top purely for the view you won’t get one. I could also hear some movement in the bushes as I climbed up the stairs. They have warnings posted in multiple areas about wild hogs so I made sure to keep an eye out. I never saw anything but I definitely heard noises. I totally recommend you taking some time to come to this shrine. The thousands of gates are quite a sight to behold. Even if you don’t make it all the way to the top (and I don’t blame you… that was the most difficult climb I did on my entire trip through Japan) It’s so worth it to make it up to the lookout point.