Fushimi Inari Shrine: Explore the 1,000 Torii Gates on an audio walking tour

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and beautiful shrines. Thousands of people visit it every day to see the 1,000 magnificent torii gates. But most do not get the full story behind the pretty pictures they take. Join me on this self-guided audio tour as we delve into the history behind the Shinto rituals and beliefs linked to this amazing shrine. We’ll take an easy stroll among the tranquil forest scenery. You’ll be one of a few who will discover the real power of this shrine that has been influencing people’s lives over 1,300 years.

The landmarks include:

• The unique fox statues dotted across the shrine
• An unmatched vista of the thousand bright red torii gates
• The Heavy-Light Stone where you can make a wish

Let’s take a stroll and found out why this ancient shrine has lessons that can still be learned today.
* Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and beautiful shrines. Thousands of people visit it every day to see the 1,000 magnificent torii gates. But most do not get the full story behind the pretty pictures they take. Join me on this self-guided audio tour as we delve into the history behind the Shinto rituals and beliefs linked to this amazing shrine. We’ll take an easy stroll among the tranquil forest scenery. You’ll be one of a few who will discover the real power of this shrine that has been influencing people’s lives over 1,300 years.

The landmarks include:

• The unique fox statues dotted across the shrine
• An unmatched vista of the thousand bright red torii gates
• The Heavy-Light Stone where you can make a wish

Let’s take a stroll and found out why this ancient shrine has lessons that can still be learned today.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Inari Station, Fukakusa Inarionmaecho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0881, Japan

The tour starts here, opposite the Inari station and in front of a statue of a fox.

Pass By: Great Torii of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Japan, 〒612-0881 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, 深草薮之内町68番地

This is the second stop on the tour. Here you’ll start to learn about the significance of the shrines.

Pass By: Fushimi Inari Taisha, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan

At this stop, you’ll learn about a ritual called Hand Water.

Pass By: Inner Prayer Hall, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan

You’ll have a short stop at this beautiful main hall.

Pass By: Divine Food Offertory, Japan, 〒612-0882 京都府京都市伏見区深草藪之内町68

At this stop, you’ll learn about Wabisabi.

Pass By: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

You’ll make your way through the Senbon Torii, the 1000 Torii gates.

Pass By: Senbon Torii (Thousands Torii Gate), 68番地 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan

You’ll make your way through the Senbon Torii, the 1000 Torii gates.

Pass By: Okusha Hohaisho, Inariyamakanyuchi, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0804, Japan

At this stop, you’ll learn about the Okusha shrine.

Pass By: Neagarimatsu, 1 Kenrokumachi Kenrokuen, Kanazawa 920-0936 Ishikawa Prefecture

You’ll make a brief stop by the Root up Pine Tree where you’ll learn more about it.

Pass By: Kanmidokoro Takeya, Inariyamakanyuchi, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0804, Japan

This is where the tour ends. You’ll have the opportunity to keep going or take a quick break before returning to the start.