Small-Group Walking Tour of Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most popular tourist sites in Japan with the famous Senbon Torii (thousand red gates). However, it is not easy even for the Japanese to understand why it is such an important place in Japanese religion and not many people know the major spots other than the thousand red gates.

With our 1 hour short yet detailed walking tour, you will hear the history of the shrine, which dates back to 10th century, learn about the role of foxes and what they hold in their mouths, learn what the red gates mean and how much they cost, enjoy hearing about local myths in various parts of the shrine, and more.
* Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most popular tourist sites in Japan with the famous Senbon Torii (thousand red gates). However, it is not easy even for the Japanese to understand why it is such an important place in Japanese religion and not many people know the major spots other than the thousand red gates.

With our 1 hour short yet detailed walking tour, you will hear the history of the shrine, which dates back to 10th century, learn about the role of foxes and what they hold in their mouths, learn what the red gates mean and how much they cost, enjoy hearing about local myths in various parts of the shrine, and more.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

Meet your guide at the main gate of Fushimi Inari. Hear the history of the shrine and Shinto. Learn how to properly wash your hand before entering into shrine. Find the foxes and hear their meanings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Divine Horse House, Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan

You will see a white horse statue in a little hut. Hear the history of worship in old times.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Walk through the famous Senbon Torii (thousand red gates) after hearing its meaning and tradition. At the end of the gates, try your luck by holding the heavy-light stone.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Neagarimatsu, 1 Kenrokumachi Kenrokuen, Kanazawa 920-0936 Ishikawa Prefecture

This is the final point of interest. Hear the story of why this tree was carried to Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Duration: 10 minutes