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6 Best Places to Visit Near Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most famous shrines visited by foreign and domestic tourists alike. But after checking out the famous torii gates, many people wonder what to do next: what other great places are there to visit near Fushimi Inari Taisha!
Fushimi Ward is famous for sake and there is a multitude of other things to see and do there. From temples to shopping streets, here are some of the best places to visit in the area. Information on coronavirus prevention measures is also provided.

1. Fushimi-Inari Shrine: Home of the Mysterious Senbon Torii

Tower Gate

Fushimi Inari Shrine is located about 5 minutes from JR Kyoto Station and about 5 minutes on foot from Keihan Fushimi Inari Station.
This shrine is the most important of nearly 30,000 shrines dedicated to Inari throughout Japan. Senbon Torii, a line made up of thousands of vermillion torii gates, is a super popular tourist attraction, as well!

Main Shrine

The deity, Inari Okami, was enshrined here during the Nara Period in 711. This deity has been revered for over 1300 years as a god of rice cultivation, prosperous business, family safety, and the performing arts. Past the Otorii is the tower gate leading to the main shrine, said to have been built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.


After visiting the main shrine, head to the Senbon Torii. This long line of vermilion torii gates is the main attraction of Inari Shrine. In the Edo Period (around 1700), worshippers would donate a torii gate when making a wish or when a prayer was answered to express their faith and gratitude.
A 2-hour walking tour through the mountain begins at Okusha Shrine and goes past the Senbon Torii. The shrine precincts of Fushimi Inari stretch all over Mt. Inari, with rows of vermilion torii gates everywhere. It is a soothing and harmonious natural landscape that you will not want to miss!

Measures Against Coronavirus:
Installation of disinfectant and sanitizer; use of coin trays; partition plates installed; all staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/check temperature; visitors also required to wear masks

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
68, Fukakusayabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

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2. Tofukuji Temple: Kyoto's Most Famous Autumn Views

Tsutenbashi, seen from the Gaunkyo Bridge

Tofukuji Temple is another top place to visit near Fushimi Inari Taisha. To get from Fushimi Inari Shrine to Tofukuji, ride the train to Tofukuji Station (one stop from JR Inari Station, 3 stops from Keihan Fushimi Inari Station). It is about 10 minutes on foot from the station.
The Fujiwara Clan established Tofukuji Temple in the Kamakura Period. They named it by combining the characters "To" (from Todaiji Temple) and "Fuku" (from Kofukuji Temple).
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