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Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

Kyoto, Torii gates in Fushimi-Inari shrine Fushimi Inari Taisha shrineFushimi Inari Taisha shrine is a Shinto shrine located about 1.3 km Tofukuji temple.
It is located about 3 km south-souteast of Kyoto station.

This shrine was founded in 711.
And it is the head shrine of about 30 thousand "Inari Shrines" across the country.

"Inari" means "load of rice", so Inari shrine enshrines the god of agriculture.
After manufacturing and commerce had dveloped since the Middle Ages, they has been worshipped as the god of business.

And since ancient times, fox has been the messenger of Inari God, so the statues of fox are set up in the precincts of Inari Shrine.

The main shrine was destroyed by fire by the civil war in 1476, and was rebuilt in 1499. It is designeted as a important cultural property.
And this shrine has about 10 thousand Torii gates dedicated by the believers, and they are set up like tunnels.

To the east of the main shrine, there is Mount Inari, and the precincts of this shrine includes this mountain.

About 2.7 million worshippers visit this shrine during the first three days of the New Year, and it is the largest number in Kansai District.

How to get to here

By railroad

By JR Nara Line, about 5 minutes from Kyoto station to Inari station.




Main Torii gate Roumon gate
Main shrine
Tunnel of Torii



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