Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社

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Fushimi Inari

The torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Fushimi Inari, The Mountain of a Thousand Torii

South of Kyoto, the torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha, traditional gates at the entrance to Shinto shrines, lined up in their thousands on the mountainside. This is a must-visit place in Kyoto and Japan, for any visitor. 

Motomiya, the Festival in the Lights of the Fushimi Inari 

The Motomiya festival is an event not to be missed if you are in Kyoto around July 20. It is the biggest festival of Fushimi Inari Taisha. The Motomiya matsuri is held over two days. The first evening hundreds of red lanterns are placed throughout the shrine, known in Japanese as "Yomiya", even on the torii paths, which brings a unique atmosphere. There is also a  beautiful exhibition of painted lanterns.

Fushimi Inari

A tunnel of torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Motomiya

Motomiya festival at Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto

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