Fushimi Inari, a Walk among Thousands Torii
Founded in 711, Fushimi Inari-Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, god of rice, sake and prosperity, as well as patron of business, merchants and manufacturers. Established at Mount Inari, the highlight is the path of torii gates, called Senbon Torii, a way of 4 kilometers and around 10,000 torii.
There’s a custom to donate a torii to get a wish come true (or thank for a wish already fulfilled). It started to become popular during the Edo period (from 17th Century) and it’s still active. If you want to get your name inscribed in black ink on the back of one of those torii gates, like many others did before, just pay from 400,000 to 1,000,000 ¥ or offer some sake barrels.
Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 612-0882. Google Maps 👉 https://goo.gl/maps/yMzVY2ySpj22
Access: Inari Station (JR Nara Line), Fushimi-Inari Station (Keihan Main Line).
Opening hours: Every day, 24 hours.
Price: Free entrance.