Jul 20, 2014

Japan: Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari shrine is the main shrine in Kyoto and sits at the base of a mountain (Mount Inari). You can walk up the mountain to smaller shrines. 

The earliest structures were built in 711 A.D at a smaller hill but later relocated in 816 A.D. It was built in dedication to the god of rice and sake. 

Base of Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Whats unique about fushimi inari is their use of foxes as guardians to the shrine. They are often pictured with a key in their mouths. 

We climbed to the very top, which took 2 hours overall. 

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  1. Hiking up here was the best! Such a fun time and it'll remain my favourite memory from our trip! Tooooo many laughs and going crazy as we ascended... Just the best.

  2. Looks like such a pretty place!