After Nara, we went to Fushimi Inari Taisha (68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan). If you are in Kyoto, if you don’t go to Fushimi Inari Taisha, your trip will likely be not complete ;p This is the head shrine of the kami Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
I’m sure this place is no stranger to many people and a popular attractions in Kyoto. You have likely seen it in many marketing materials about Kyoto and I’m sure you’ve seen photos of people taking photos under the red torii gates in Kyoto, most likely this is where it is!
There were so many people! Best to go early on weekday morning or towards the end of the day, the crowd will be less. The attraction is open 24 hours. It’s not a difficult hike, just wear comfortable shoes. If you want to take photos without the crowd, do go further up where there will be less people because people will usually turn back at the Yotsu-suji.
You will need few hours to reach the summit(233m) but if you do not have the luxury of time or just not into hiking too much, then you can turn back, there will be path for your to turn back.
By the way, it’s very hot and humid during summer. Therefore you must bring water with you. There will always be random vending machines around but having your own water will be better so that you can stay hydrated anytime you want and you don’t have to wait till you reach the nearest vending which likely will take a bit more hike.
After the hike, we felt a bit hungry so we decided to get this Wagyu from the stall there. It’s only 500yen(about RM20), if you are to get this size of cooked Wagyu beef steak in Malaysia, it will normally cost you more than RM20. It tasted sooooo good! Yum! Should have gotten another one ;p
That’s the end of our Day 6, if you want to watch the full video of my Day 6 with more views of the shrine, do check out my video here:
Comments on “Day 6: Half Day at Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto”
I didn’t know that Japan can be hot. huhu
It can be hotter than here. It’s dry some more.