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Published on 06.01.2016
In this video, Andrew from “Happy in Japan” introduces the “Fushimi Inari” shine. This shine has been selected as one of the best places to go sightseeing in Kyoto. While Kyoto is home to many historical Shinto shrines, Fushimi Inari is not only old, but also boasts a high standing as a place of worship in the Shinto religion.
What makes the Fushimi Inari shrine so special is the fact that it is holds the position of being the “head” Inari shrine, which can be found all over Japan. This shrine is famous for its “Senbontorii,” or “thousand gates.” Senbontorii is a collection of countless red torii gates that frame the path running up the Inari mountain. These torii gates are placed so close together that that they resemble a tunnel. This site has been pictured many times in dramas and movies, and is truly one of the most iconic places in Japan.. The site is open for visitors at any time of day.
Fushimi Inari shrine is also home to a mysterious rock, said to hold the power to grant one’s wishes, “Omokaruishi.” If you think of your wish as you pick up this rock, it just might come true!
The best time to visit Fushimi Inari shrine is in February, when the “Hatsu Ushimatsuri” is held every year.Also, for those who have time, it is recommend to try climbingtheInari mountain. It takes to about three hours to reach the top of the mountain. It can be dangerous to climb the mountain after dark, so for those looking to climb the mountain, please be sure to finish before sunset. In addition, Fushimi Inari has lodgings available, but they tend to fill up quickly, so please be sure to book your reservation 2 months prior to your stay.
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