Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha is a rather unique shrine complex. Hundreds of red gates take you up a mountain, giving you a great view of Kyoto at the top.

Budget travel tips

  • Make sure you walk up and explore the hundreds of red gates going up the mountain.
  • Take the bus if you have a bus pass, it’s not too difficult to find from the bus stop.

How to get there

From Kyoto station, take the Nara line train to Inari station (140 yen, 5 mins).

From other areas, take the bus to the Inaritaisya-mae bus stop on the southbound No.5 bus.  It’s a short, easy walk from here.


Opening time: Open all day

Cost: Free


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.