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Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

Travel Guide - Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine


Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine is said to be founded around 711 by the Hata clan to dedicate to Inari, the god of good harvest and business success. Today, this is the head shrine of over 30,000 Inari-jinja shrines all over Japan. The shrine's red Ro-mon Gate donated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1589 and the Honden main hall built in 1499 are both designated as important cultural properties.
The shrine's entire complex sprawls across the wooded slopes of Mt. Inari-yama. The most popular attraction of the shrine is the tunnels consisted of hundreds of Torii arches lined up on a pathway that leads to the mountain. There are also dozens of stone foxes, the messenger of the god Inari, on the way.
Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine holds many festivals and rituals all year round. On April 1 and November 1, there is a festival called Kenka-sai Festival. The festival features displays of flower arranging. On the Sunday around April 8, there is a Sangyo-sai Festival with offerings and dances to ensure prosperity for all industries in the country.
Local delicacies sold on the approach streets include barbecued sparrow and Inarizushi. Sparrows are considered to be an enemy to prosperity because they eat up rice grains. Inarizushi is fried Tofu (Abura-age) wrapped around sweetened Sushi rice, and the Abura-age is commonly believed to be the favorite food of the fox.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Shrine office: 7:00 - 18:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Inari Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 68, Fukakusa Yabunochicho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 612-0882


Azza Imperator @AzzaMarch1 - 2019-10-13
Visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine today, with 1,000 red gates. Walked thru them all to the top of the mountain! @ Fu… https://t.co/eXqXo9WfYv
JAPAN F ZONE @mhuwal - 2019-10-10
Fushimi-Inari Taisha(伏見稲荷大社).
The main shrine of Inari Shrine throughout Japan. Thousand Torii were created due to… https://t.co/M012vaC82R
Chris McFeely @chrismcfeely - 2019-10-07
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JAPAN F ZONE @mhuwal - 2019-10-07
Fushimi-Inari Taisha.
The main shrine of Inari Shrine throughout Japan. Thousand Torii were created due to the cust… https://t.co/wT4y8Zc2BD
JiazuTV @JiazuTV - 2019-10-07
Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of the kami Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture,… https://t.co/QeG5WS8Lvq
Phillip L. Van, MD @PVanMD - 2019-10-07
Torii leading to the head Shinto shrine the Fushimi Inari-taisha

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Tina Alexander @Teensy65 - 2019-10-07
Fantastic day adding some culture to our fabulous Japanese adventure - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Bamboo Forest,… https://t.co/LtgR4vjfVS
Brothers Cho @brotherscho - 2019-10-06
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Untamed Shrew 🥂 @ScotsLindaT - 2019-10-06
Fushimi Inari-Taisha today: an incredibly striking mountainside shrine complex with thousands of bright red torii… https://t.co/EZURKdsS5Y
Michael Empric @michaelempric - 2019-10-05
Japan is astounding. That is all. ⛩
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Warren Chin @masterranma - 2019-10-05
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Rob Hulls @HullsRob - 2019-10-04
What an extraordinary experience to visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine just outside Kyoto.
Great achievement to… https://t.co/TlUqv6iJuv
Boroosh Valazar @boroosh - 2019-10-03
@BeatemupsWood so excited you're going to Japan! Y'all should visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha near Kyoto. It's a shr… https://t.co/iaEUwTJ4mZ
Ryunosuke Kashiwagi✈️🌴 @ryukun0331 - 2019-10-02
I made a new friend today! JD and Daniel were lost because they were lost in the mountains in Kyoto! We sent vari… https://t.co/UTsV99tJ23
Japan Rail Pass @jrailpass - 2019-10-01
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Tamara Augita Musa @tamzyummy - 2019-09-30
Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous f… https://t.co/3tGtyixUD2
Alesha & Jarryd @NOMADasaurus - 2019-09-29
We got up at 5am to miss the crowds at the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. This shrine was dedicated to the god of ric… https://t.co/d6HB9TlSea
Gabriele Ribis @garibis - 2019-09-29
Before third performance of Madama Butterfly an unforgettable day in #kyoto #Japan #shrine #tori #fushimiinari… https://t.co/mvMrbl07qy
Matt Rawlinson @barnstormed - 2019-09-29
Visited the shrine at Fushimi Inari-taisha. Very pretty and a good leg workout (233m above sea level and around 4km… https://t.co/Nd0D5vgRXt
Dr. Michelle Gumz @MLGumz - 2019-09-28
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James P. Sullivan @PlsStepOnLego - 2019-09-28
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Randeep Katari @randeepk - 2019-09-27
Milo and the Fox Guardians.
Every time we saw one of these fox guardians at the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, we cou… https://t.co/aaecdxgoFd
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-09-27
Fushimi Inari Taisha:It is the Headquarters of Inari Shrine is said to be about 30 000 companies across the country. https://t.co/XFTSr30ZAi
Randeep Katari @randeepk - 2019-09-26
We took a quick 30m train over from Osaka to Kyoto, and visited the gorgeous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. There’s o… https://t.co/x9jlRInRZE
ΑΛΔ @makadiwata - 2019-09-26
Finally got myself a proper kamidana for Inari-sama 稲荷大神. The ladies at Fushimi Inari-taisha were very helpful in p… https://t.co/r33JIl6opV
ΑΛΔ @makadiwata - 2019-09-26
Finally got myself a proper kamidana for Inari-sama 稲荷大神. The ladies at Fushimi Inari-taisha were very helpful in p… https://t.co/r33JIl6opV
Stephen Jeung @sjeung74 - 2019-09-25
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Trillary Clinton @Epeezy12 - 2019-09-25
The energy was pure and sacred at the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. Made a few prayers. Bought some nice charms.… https://t.co/CizibXDIZh
味噌月あやべ/Ayabe Misotsuki @ayabemiso - 2019-09-24
@Art_of_WolfQ I like 'Fushimi Inari Taisha' in Kyoto.
It is a shrine that is related to Fox !ฅ(^^ฅ)
ΑΛΔ @makadiwata - 2019-09-23
Day 14/14: Dedicated most of the day to return to Fushimi Inari-taisha (our 4th time). As promised, we climbed all… https://t.co/19bTEKBb9v


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