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Aug. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

- 伏見稲荷大社 -
Traveler Friendly
There are staff members who speak English. You can also use the audio guide by scanning the QR codes on the guide signs around the grounds with your smartphone or mobile phone. In addition to Japanese, the audio guide supports English, Chinese, and Korean.
Information
English, Chinese, Korean
Languages spoken
English
20248 373 9.1 10 reviews
Aug. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

- 伏見稲荷大社 -
Traveler Friendly
There are staff members who speak English. You can also use the audio guide by scanning the QR codes on the guide signs around the grounds with your smartphone or mobile phone. In addition to Japanese, the audio guide supports English, Chinese, and Korean.
Information
English, Chinese, Korean
Languages spoken
English
20248 373 9.1 10 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A magical space of beautiful vermilion torii gates
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is a popular shrine visited by many tourists from both Japan and abroad. It is dedicated to Inari, one of the Japanese kami, or deities. Inari is the god of rice and a patron of business. There are roughly 30,000 shrines in Japan dedicated to Inari, but Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is the head shrine (the principal shrine dedicated to a particular kami).

Worshiping at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is said to bring prosperity in business and bountiful harvests. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is most famous for the Senbon Torii, or thousand gates. This beautiful tunnel of vermilion torii gates has an air of mystery and provides an impressive sight as you pass through. There are over 10,000 of these torii gates arranged in rows on the shrine grounds. An audio guide that can be used with your smartphone or mobile phone is also provided to help overseas visitors enjoy the experience more. The guide supports English, Chinese, and Korea and you can listen to the commentary about different areas of the shrine by scanning the QR codes around the grounds.

The nearest station to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is Inari station, which is just a 5-minute train ride from Kyoto Station. The entrance to the shrine is right outside the station, making it super convenient to get to. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is one of the spots you absolutely must visit when sightseeing around in Kyoto.
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User Reviews
9.1 Exceptional
experience9.1 access8.9 photogenic9.4
Sam H - United States of America
Dec. 23, 2019
PaperCrane - Canada
Jul. 10, 2020
Phillip - Sweden
Sep. 20, 2019
Details
Open Hours
Does not close
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted
The shrine is crowded with tourists during the afternoon. It's recommended that you visit the shrine early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. If you do so, you should be able to take photos without having to worry about other people. With the spread of new coronavirus infection continuing, the opening hours of the awarding office will be as follows from August 1. About opening hours of the awarding office (notes, amulets, fortunes, temple stamps) 8:30 to 16:30 Weekends and holidays 8:00 to 17:30
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