kyoto - fushimi inari toriis

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines.

 

In 711 AD, by order of the Emperor, three kami were placed in the now-sacred area of the shrine, Mount Inari. At the bottom of the hill are the rōmon (楼門, rōmon literally "main gate") and the Go-Honden (御本殿, Go-Honden "main shrine"). Behind them in the middle of the mountain, the Oku miya (奥宮, Oku miya "inner shrine") is linked by a path of the famous thousands of torii.

 

京都 伏見稻荷大社千本鳥居

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