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    Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

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     Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

    Worshiped for 1300 years, the head shrine of all Inari shrines in Japan

    Exiting the Keihan railway station and walking along the approach with its many souvenir shops, you can see the great red torii shrine gates colored in vermilion. This is the head shrine of 30,000 Inari Jinja shrines in Japan. Hata no Irogu has been said to enshrine the deity of Inari, by building this shrine on Mt. Inari in 711.This shrine marked its 1,300th anniversary in 2011, and said to possess great power. Praying at the main shrine with Momoyama period architectural pieces and featuring lavish carvings, and walking further to the east, you can see the famous Senbon Torii (a thousand torii). The scene of the path of vermilion torii’s standing side by side in a line is absolutely spectacular. After walking up the steps through these torii, you will reach the worship hall, and further on up you will arrive at the top of Mt. Inari.It’s a 2-hour long walking trail and a lot of Kyoto people visit this shrine by walking every 1st and 15th of the month. You may realize their dedication by seeing many worshipers praying to these torii and Okitune-san for a prosperous business.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012

    INFORMATION

    Name Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
    Address 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-641-7331
    Hours Entry: free
    Closed
    Resevation
    URL http://inari.jp/
    Recommended Many shops including souvenir shops, eateries, ritual article shops are lining on the back street of the shrine and main street in front of the station; it will be great fun to walk around.

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