Fushimi Inari Shrine – Kyoto
Considered the most important of all the shrines to Inari, the Shinto god of rice, Fushimi is a stunning sight indeed. Located in southern Kyoto, visitors head here to see the famous torii gates, which straddle a vast network of tracks and trails.
So impressive in scale, there are thousands here. It’s no surprise then that exploring can take quite some time. Fushimi’s sun-dappled trails lead from the shrine’s main buildings into the beautiful wooded lands of sacred Mount Inari, which rises 233 metres, an imposing sight that demands to be explored.
Pick a path and see where it leads — but do be sure to set aside some time to discover the shrine’s impressive buildings, which tourists often overlook. There are no shortage of shrines to visit in Japan, but there are few that can rival Fushimi and we can’t recommend a visit enough.