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Fushimi Inari Kyoto: Japan Photo of the Month (February 2012)

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Fushimi Inari Kyoto: Japan Photo of the Month (February 2012)

Fushimi Inari's Main Gate

I’m starting to lose count of how many times I’ve visited Kyoto. In early February a few friends and I went to Kyoto for the weekend. One of the places we went to was the amazing Fushimi Inari. I’ll be doing a detailed post about this stunning shrine site later.

For now, marvel at the main gate to the World Heritage and Ancient Kyoto Site of Fushimi Inari…

Fushimi Inari's Main Gate

The large main gate at the bottom of Inari Mountain, leading to the torii (red gate) lined paths.

Read more and see lots of photos… Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Shrine and the 10,000 Vermillion Gates

This is a HDR photo of the main gate at the shrine area.

If you visit Kyoto, this is the number 1 place you must visit. I’ve been to Kyoto many times and visited 11 of the UNESCO World Heritage sites – this is my favourite so far!

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Deano「ヂィノ」 Wormald

Your man in Japan, online since 2009. I used to live in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and travel to Japan at least once a year for three weeks.


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  1. Japan Australia March 1, 2012

    One of the must see places in Kyoto and dedicated to the gods of rice and sake 🙂

  2. Simon Lee March 3, 2012

    Is this like a temple or something? Never been to japan but this place really attractive, will plan a trip to Japan in the near future:)


    1. JTM March 4, 2012

      Hi Simon – it’s actually a collection of mountain shrines. While there is a temple or two by the main gate (pictured), paths leading up the mountain are covered by thousands of torii gates. Along the way, there are many various shrines.

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