Visual Travel Diary
Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.
The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.
Since early Japan, Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business.
First and foremost, though, Inari is the God of Rice.
I had the chance to visit Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine on almost all my trips to Japan.
But I’ll never forget the first time. This is part of my Visual Travel Diary.
- Kyoto, JAPAN
All pics by
- Niccolò Scelfo
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