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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

Previous post: Kyoto Imperial Palace

Date: 21 December 2012

 

After visiting the palace, we took the underground train to Gion, the Geisha area. We had a nice walk around the neighbourhood, though I don’t have any picture to show :(

 

We then went back to Kyoto Station to have lunch, after which we took a train to this place:

 

 

There’s a famous shrine here, where you can see so many Tori gates!

The suburb is so peaceful;

 

Even the walk was very enjoyable:

 

As we entered the Fushimi Inari Shrine complex:

 

Ablution corner:

 

Very orange, indeed!

 

As we climbed the steps up the hill:

 

 

While DH captured this image down at the temple:

 

We were up the stairs, but still needed to climb further:

 

At the higher part of the hill we were greeted but tori gates arranged in a row:

 

So many of them:

 

The walk up was a long one:

 

These are gates donated by worshippers:

 

At certain points, the gates branch out!

 

Tired from previous walk, I decided to walk back:

 

and came across the prayer papers tied to the fence:

 

A counter selling prayer items and souvenirs:

 

 

Little torii gates for sale:

 

Aina found a friendly cat:

 

I have never seen so many torii gates in my life, huge ones at the entrance/exit:

 

Waiting for our train back to Kyoto:

 

I think we just managed to beat the peak time :)

 

Happy to be able to rest our tired feet:

 

We got back to our hotel rooms, and I continued to watch the bullet trains from my hotel window :)

 

The following morning we took the train to Osaka Airport to catch our flight home.

 

 

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