The Fushimi Inari Shrine is infamous for its bright red Torii gates. This shinto shrine is for the worship of the god Inari. We also found a lot of kitsune (fox) statues which are believed to be his messengers.
The first time I saw the Fushimi Inari shrine is from the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and I thought it was just beautiful. I told myself that I would see it in person one day.
To get to Inari shrine, we took the subway to Kyoto Station. From there, we took the JR Nara line to the Inari stop which only costs 140 yen.
We saw a bunch of smaller structures. I would assume they would be graves but I’m not sure.
This was a nice surprise along the hike up. A beautiful lake.. which just seems so other worldly and peaceful.
We saw a map around here and it was saying that we could go further up for 1-2 more hours and we just didn’t have the time or the energy so we decided to go back down. I’m sure the view up top would have been nice, looking over Kyoto.
On our way down, we saw a few workers working on a torii gate. It’s either they are putting a new one or repairing/repainting an older one.