FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA! Walking Through a Sea of Torii Gates in Kyoto!
Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Despite having visited Kyoto in the past, one tourist location that I'd missed was Fushimi Inari Taisha, located just outside of Inari Station on the JR Nara Line. What sets this shrine apart from all the rest are the seemingly endless torii gates you pass through on the hike along Inariyama. While Fushimi Inari Taisha may not be as well known as the Golden Pavilion or many of the the other more famous tourist spots in Kyoto, it still gets very crowded. Luckily, I was able to take a few photos of the torii gates without any tourists in them -- but just a few!