Kyoto: Fushimi Inari
From Japan Guide:
“Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.”
While we originally only planned to spend half of a day here, between our late start and the little detour we took coming down the mountain, we ended up spending almost the entire day here…and it was worth every minute. It is simply something you have to experience if you are going to be in Kyoto. And if you have an active 5 year old, she would love running around the forest underneath the beautiful orange torii gates. So, without further ado, I present to you…the Fushimi Inari (warning: if you don’t like orange (the color), this gallery may not be for you).