Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Dog Days of summer are here.  Makes me want to go on vacation.  That is why I'm posting photos of vacations past.  Here is a shrine we visited in Kyoto.

One of Kyoto's oldest and most revered Shinto shrines, Fushimi Inari serves as the headquarters for all the 40,000 shrines dedicated to Inari across Japan.


Fushimi Inari is noted for its remarkable sight of some 10,000 small torii (shrine gates) that arch over a long path up the hill behind the shrine. It takes about two hours to walk along the whole trail, and there are nice views of Kyoto from the top.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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