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Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha)
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha)

Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha)

68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho, Kyoto, 612-0882

The Basics

While it’s easy to explore the shrine on a self-guided walking tour, a tour guide can help you learn more about the historic temples, the Senbon torii, and the shrine’s many fox statues. A full-day Kyoto tour typically includes a stop at Fushimi Inari, along with other highlights like the Kinkaku-Ji temple (Golden Temple), Kiyomizu Temple, Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, and the Gion Tanto geisha district. It’s also possible to visit Kyoto and its shrines on a day trip from Osaka or Nara, or as part of a multi-day Japan itinerary from Tokyo.

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Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine
Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine
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$120.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Don’t have breakfast!
Excellent and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. An enjoyable food experience, plenty to eat!,
RichardJ353, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Kyoto

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Private day tour
Way3, Mar 2020
Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
We had a great time . Tour guide Levy made it interesting and fun. Vehicle was new and clean. Would definitely recommend my friends.
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Kyoto , Nara private day tour
Stella_W, Mar 2020
Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Levy our tour guide was informative and made the tour interesting and fun. We had a great time and will definitely recommend our friends.
star-5
Great food and good fun
cvar093, Aug 2019
Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine
Do not eat before this tour - I repeat - do not eat before this tour. You will have delicious food and learn so much about the culture of Kyoto and Japan. Absolutely had a marvelous time.
star-4
Good way to see a lot of Kyoto
curtis96815, Sep 2019
Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour
This was a good way to see these tourist attractions without puzzling over how to get from one location to another. The greeters were easy to find at the assigned meeting point and the bus was comfortable. The guide for the day was Shu and he did a great job of providing information on history as well sharing what to expect on each stop. Watching out for the participants and keeping us on schedule. My only disappointment during the tour was that the description did not say that Kiyomizudera was still under renovation (last year the tour descriptions did share that detail so I picked something else instead). If i had known it was under renovation I would have selected a tour that included Kinkaku-ji and Nara instead. Or the Sagano train and river boat ride.
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Wonderful Tour of Kyoto - Shoji is the best!
tadlipl, Nov 2019
Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
This was an amazing experience for our family. Shoji, we cannot thank you enough for showing us the best places in Kyoto, and for sharing the culture and general history of the area. Shoji really took care of us, and we had enough time to appreciate each spot. We highly recommend this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you plan on hiking to the mountaintop, wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.

  • The shrine is free, but carry cash if you want to leave a donation, make a wish, or have your fortune told.

  • Some parts of the shrine are wheelchair accessible, but the climb to the mountaintop is via several flights of steps.

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How to Get There

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in south-eastern Kyoto, around 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) south of Kyoto Station. The closest subway station, just a few minutes’ walk, is Fushimi Inari Station on the JR Nara Line.

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When to Get There

Fushimi Inari is hugely popular and can get very crowded, especially on weekends and during holidays. To avoid the crowds, visit on a weekday in the late evening or an early morning.

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Hiking to Mt. Inari-san

The dramatic red walkway of Senbon torii, which leads to the 764-foot (233-meter) peak of Mt. Inari-san, is one of Kyoto’s most impressive walks. Although the total distance is only 3 miles (5 kilometers), the path is mostly uphill and has lots of steps, so leave yourself plenty of time—around two or three hours is enough for the round trip. It’s a scenic route, dotted with shrines, prayer stacks, and other monuments, but the biggest reward is the view from the top, which looks out over southern Kyoto.

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