Kyoto is by default, the epicentre of Japan’s already rich culture and traditions. And on top of every first-time visitor’s list should definitely be to pay a visit to the most iconic treasure that Kyoto city has to offer — Fushimi Inari Taisha.
Take A Scenic Stroll Through Fushimi Inari Taisha’s Iconic Torii Gates
Sitting at the bottom of Mount Inari, a facade of vermillion-tinted gateways, known as Torii gates, welcome visitors to the iconic attraction. You’ve probably already seen the hundreds, if not thousands of Instagram posts featuring this very picturesque trail leading up the scenic mountain from behind the main shrine.
The Torii gates (which number up to 10,000) were donated by individuals and businesses, and you may find the donators’ names inscribed behind each of the gates. This seemingly unending trail of tangerine-hued Torii gates is one of the reasons why Fushimi Inari is considered the most photogenic locales in Kyoto — bar none.
This is a typical scene you’ll find unfolding in Fushimi Inari Taisha.
Massive crowds will be clamouring, looking for a spot to capture that all-important Instagram photo. Unfortunately, photobombs are all but certain but there will also be small pockets of serene quietness along the way. Only then, will you be able to truly experience the exquisite allure the beautiful Torii gates has to offer — in addition to taking your own IG photos, of course.