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 Sub-Express (tsūkin junkyū 通勤準急), or Express (kyūkō 急行)  train on the Keihan Line and stop at Fushimi-Inari Station (伏見稲荷駅).

Here’s a handy list of the types of trains you can take:

Liner: No
Rapid Limited Express Rakuraku: No
Limited Express: No
Commuter Rapid Express: No
Rapid Express: No
Midnight Express: No
Express: Yes
Commuter Sub-express: Yes
Sub-express: Yes
Semi-express: NA

JR Passes cannot be used on the Keihan Line because the Keihan line is not part of the JR network.

Alight here.
Alight here.

The walk from the Keihan Fushimi Inari Station to the main entrance of the Fushimi Inari Taisha will take you through a street lined with shops. It’s a 5-minute walk if you don’t stop at any of them. Here’s the route in photographs:

Turn left as you exit the station.
Turn left as you exit the station.
Cross the Keihan railway tracks.
Cross the Keihan railway tracks.
Cross the road.
Cross the road.
Walk through these stalls.
Walk through these stalls.
The Roumon, built 1589.
The view from the front.
The view from the front.

The large torii gate just in front of the Roumon (main entrance) is where the Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour starts.

Walking directions