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Fushimi Inari

The view from the front.

Meeting point for the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

Guests who have signed up for the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour can use this map and photo to find the meeting point.

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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. Here's the address for Oseki-san.

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A Dream by the Ganrikisha

Ganrikisha’s “A Dream” & “Change Your Life in 7 Steps”

Ganrikisha, literally the Eye Power Shrine, is a shrine on Fushimi Inari with two popular poems. Here they are in Japanese, romanised Japanese, and English.

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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, commuter sub-express, or express train on the…

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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.

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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…

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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 a map to it.

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More shrines

5 torii gates not to miss in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari might be the most famous shrine in all of Japan because of its 10,000 torii gates, but don't miss out on these 5 unique torii you should visit in Kyoto.

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City Walks

7 Wells of Kyoto

Kyoto City has thousands of wells because its soft groundwater brings out subtle flavours in food and drink. Here are 7 with incredible histories and stories revolving around life and death, love and…

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Tanabata Tea Making in Gion 2018

Come make traditional Wakayama post-fermented tea at Friends Kyo on Tanabata, July 7-8. This event is free! We'll also be drinking tea with water drawn from some of Kyoto's most delicious wells.

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Daifuku-mochi, ¥180. Rice cakes with red bean paste inside.

The Softest Mochi in Kyoto: Chikaramochi Shokudo Katoshoten

Just minutes from Ninenzaka, Sannenzaka, and the ever-popular Yasaka Pagoda is a 24-seater udon, donburi, and mochi shop called Chikaramochi Shokudo Katoshoten.

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