Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Fushimi Inari, officially known as Fushimi Inari Taisha, is a beautiful Shinto shrine in south Kyoto famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates and fox statues. Fushimi Inari Shrine, or Oinari-san, is the head shrine of all 30,000 Inari shrines in Japan.

Overview

Address

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto (Directions)

Hours

Open 24 hours Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Price

Phone Number

075-641-7331

Website

http://inari.jp/en/

Access

One minute walk from Inari station (JR Nara Line), or a 4-minute walk from Fushimi-Inari Station (Keihan Main Line) just beyond.

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