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Fushimi Inari Taisha

“1000 Toriis(gate)” presents a grand spectacle with the beauty of a mysterious vermilion color.

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It is the head shrine of about 30000 Inari shrines which are traditionally familiar throughout Japan and the god is worshiped for bountiful harvests of grain, business prosperity, the safety of households, recovery from illness, and wish fulfillment. This shrine was established in 711 AD.

The most noteworthy spot is “1000 Toriis”. Vermilion-colored Toriis stand in a queue making a tunnel behind the Main Hall. It is the beginning of history when worshippers donated Toriis with its wish and thankfulness for the god, now that over 10000 Toriis are placed in the whole Inari-Yama mountain. When you go through “1000 Torii”, you will find “Omokaru-Ishi” at the worship place of The rear shrine (located behind the main shrine). If you hold this stone with your wish and feel lighter than expected, it is said your wish will come true.

If you have time to explore more and want to raise your fortune more, “Oyama-meguri (going around in the mountain to visit small shrines)” is recommended. After visiting the Main Hall and going into “Inari-yama”, you will find a “Tsuka (mound)”, which is said to give benefits related to the health of body parts such as the eye or throat by touching. This mountain is 233 m high and walking around the mountain for 4 km takes you about 2 hours to reach the goal.

There are many stone statues of a fox which is believed to be a messenger from God. It is also fun searching for various types of foxes. In this shrine, Ema (a votive picture tablet) is shaped like a fox. You will enjoy drawing a face freely on the tablet.

Highlights

  • It is the head shrine with a history of over 1300 years and those local shrines are familiar throughout Japan.
  • This shrine gives benefits of bountiful harvests of grain, business prosperity, safety of households, recovery from illness, and wish fulfillment.
  • “1000 Toriis (gate)” standing in a queue and making a tunnel are popular and many tourists from other countries visit.
  • For those who want to improve their fortune more, “Oyama-meguri”, visiting a small shrine or places of worship in the mountain is recommended.

Photos

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha is a popular spot where many tourists from other countries visit.

    Fushimi Inari Taisha is a popular spot where many tourists from other countries visit.

  • After going through “Ni no Totii”, you will find “Romon-gate(a tower gate)” which was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi(1585-1592), Japanese military commander, for his mother’s recovery from illness.

    After going through “Ni no Totii”, you will find “Romon-gate(a tower gate)” which was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi(1585-1592), Japanese military commander, for his mother’s recovery from illness.

  • “Senbon-Torii” is filled with a mysterious atmosphere.

    “Senbon-Torii” is filled with a mysterious atmosphere.

  • Your fortune depends on how heavy this stone is, “Omokaru-ishi”. If you feel heavier than expected, your wish may be hard to come true.

    Your fortune depends on how heavy this stone is, “Omokaru-ishi”. If you feel heavier than expected, your wish may be hard to come true.

  • A messenger from the god, fox. A charm is produced with this animal motif.

    A messenger from the god, fox. A charm is produced with this animal motif.

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha. A messenger from the god, fox.

    Fushimi Inari Taisha. A messenger from the god, fox.

Reviews

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  • Carlos Wam

    和其他日本神社神宮不同,稻荷神社都是朱紅色為主,很喜氣的顏色。

  • Lam Lak

    趁著空檔沒人趕緊拍一下照片。

  • Chien Fong

    走完了千鳥居後,又去稻荷山走走,吸取滿滿的正能量。

  • 屋婷婷

    每一座捐贈的鳥居上頭,都有註明捐贈者姓名和日期,台灣的道教廟宇也有相同做法。

  • Shih Shih

    經典夢幻場景,到京都旅遊不可不去拜訪的神社之一。

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Details

Name in Japanese
伏見稲荷大社
Postal Code
612-0882
Address
68 Fukakusayabunouchi-Cho, Fushimi-Ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Telephone
075-641-7331
Holiday
Open every day
Hours
Not specified ( the time for prayer and the conferment place: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm).
Admission
Free
Directions
1) A few-minute walk from Inari station on JR Fushimi Line.
2) A 5-minute walk from Fushimi-Inari Station on the Keihan Line.
Official Website
Official Website (English)