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[kyoto]“Fushimi Inari Taisha”, the traditional shrine with many “Torii”2013.05.11

It was built in 711 as the head shrine of Inari (one of the Japanese gots) enshrined in about 30,000 sub-shrines throughout Japan.

This shrine is located at the foot of Mount Inari in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. The mountain is also regarded as sacred area. And there are many Torii gates on the mountain. Torii is the symbolic shrine gate and marks the entrance to a sacred area. You can see 10,000 bright red Toriis on the approach on the mountain that you can hike around in two hours.

Fushimi Inari TaishaPhoto by Kentaro Ohno

[kyoto]“Fushimi Inari Taisha”, the traditional Shrine with many "Torii"

[kyoto]“Fushimi Inari Taisha”, the traditional Shrine with many "Torii"

[kyoto]“Fushimi Inari Taisha”, the traditional Shrine with many "Torii"

[kyoto]“Fushimi Inari Taisha”, the traditional Shrine with many "Torii"

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