The view from the front.

Meeting point for the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

This page is for guests who have signed up for the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour.  If you’ve signed up for the tour, you will find this information in the confirmation email we sent…


Postcards for Oseki-san.

Sending postcards to the Cough God

Oseki-san is a rock enshrined on Inariyama that heals people with pnuemonia, tuberculosis, chronic coughs, and other lung problems. The name is a play on words because O-seki can either mean…


A Dream by the Ganrikisha

Ganrikisha's "A Dream" & "Change Your Life in 7 Steps"

Ganrikisha, literally the Eye Power Shrine, is a a popular stop among Japanese CEOs visiting Fushimi Inari because the gods enshrined here not only heal eyes but also help believers see into the…


5 torii gates not to miss in Kyoto

Torii gates mark the transition from our ordinary world to the extraordinary world of the gods, so you’ll find them at the entranceways to Shinto shrines. Being so prominent, they are sometimes…


Getting to Fushimi Inari Taisha on the Keihan Line

To get to Fushimi Inari Taisha from Demachiyanagi Station, Sanjo Station, Gion-Shijo Station, Shichijo Station, or Tofukuji Station, take a Sub-Express (junkyū 準急), weekday morning Commuter…


Getting to Fushimi Inari Taisha from Kyoto Station

JR Inari Station stops you right in front of the main entrance to Fushimi Inari Taisha. To get there from Kyoto Station, take a local train (not the rapid!) from Platform 8, 9, or 10. The local train…


Higashi-Fushimi Inari Jinja: The Fushimi Inari of the East

The Higashi-Fushimi Inari Jinja is a small Inari shrine in Western Tokyo. First built in 1929, it is not by any means as famous as the Oji Inari Shrine (built in the 14th century), but it has the…


Shortcut from Fushimi Inari to Tofukuji

Fushimi Inari is connected to a few other temples via mountain lanes. One popular destination is Tofukuji Temple but most people don’t know about the shortcut. Here it is:…