Afternoon peeps! It's Sunday again! I am back for another quick travel post on Fushimi Inari Shrine
! This is my second Kyoto post and I hope you guys will like it! Okay, without further ado, let's start! Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the popular shrines in Kyoto and better known for its "thousands gates". These gates are popular among locals and tourists. This shrine is also one shrine that any tourist will put in their itinerary whenever they visit Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Shrine is built onto a hill and there are few slopes to conquer before you reach the shrine. The place is mostly crowded with people even on weekdays. If you are looking to take some photos with the gates or the shrine landscape, be prepared to wait for at least 5 minutes or so. Though short wait, but with so many people around, you will spend more time getting a good shot!
The shrine is easily accessible by JR Inari station or Keihan Fushimi Inari station. Walking from these stations to the shrine will take roughly about 10 to 15 mins, on the way, you can shop around the souvenir stores and stuffs. Kyoto is famous for its matcha and coming to this tourist spot, you will be able to find many souvenir stores selling things related to matcha and green tea. Restrooms are also quite easy to find with signs around the shrine area.
All the yatai(s)!
Signs to places
The Fushimi Inari Shrine
area is not too big and so exploring the area can be done in roughly an hour or so. Personnally, I think it is nothing much but to take photos with the main shrine and thousands gates. But if you are interested to pray and stuffs, this is one of places which you might like as it is quite popular among the locals too. I guess praying for success in exams or so forth? If you have realised, yup! Japanese like other Asian counterparts pray to Buddha too. So yea, we might be praying to the same gods but maybe in different languages! Hahas.
Inside the main shrine area
Little bridge connecting 2 sides
Some donation or stuffs on the size of the gate
No money, buy these smaller ones!
One final look before I leave the place
Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here. Walking through the thousands gates, seeing the people and shopping for magnets. Hahas. I hope you guys will enjoy your trip to Fushimi as much as I do. Do keep in mind, there are also many tourists like you and me there! That's pretty much about this post, do drop by soon for another quick post next week!
Story Closed on 15.05.2016
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