It was the last day of the 10 day stay in Kyoto. In the mid-summer like heat, headed to "Fushimi Inari Taisha", a popular Instagram shrine.
Fushimi Inari Taisha (shrine) is the main shrine of the 30,000 Inari shrines in Japan. The Hata clan, who came from the continent and settled in Uzumasa, built Matsuo Shrine, and the branch of the Hata clan moved here to Fukakusa and built Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Fushimi Inari Shrine is right in front of "Inari Station" on JR West Nara Line. It was so quiet that it is hard to believe that it was only two stops from Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Shrine spreads out on the southernmost "Mt. Inari" (233m), the 36th of the 36 peaks of Higashiyama mountains. About 10,000 torii gates are set up, and there are more than 10,000 Tsuka shrines.
"Tamagawa Inari Shrine" was located at the entrance to "Senbon Torii" path.
Senbon Torii path splits into two. At Fushimi Inari Taisha, people walk on the right side of the path.
Senbon Torii gates continue. The sunlight filtering through the torii gates was beautiful.
On the way, stopped by "Omokaruishi stone" and chanted a wish by lifting a round stone. It's quite heavy... heavier than expected... hope that wishes will come true.
The path with torii gates gradually turned into a mountain path.
The path with torii gates now became a steep stair way.
Reached "Yotsu-Tsuji", the four crossroads, on the ridge. The intersection of the road coming up from the main shrine, the road to the top, the road coming back, and the road to the observatory. Today went to the observatory.
From the observatory, could see the Kyoto basin. It was a spectacular view as the climax of this short term stay in Kyoto.
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