Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Name in Japanese: 伏見稲荷大社
Area: Kyoto
Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture [map]
Access: 201 m from Inari Station Nara Line (D3)
391 m from Fukakusa Station Keihan Main Line (KH33)
395 m from Fushimi-Inari Station Keihan Main Line (KH34)
Hours: 24 hours

Possibly the most famous place in Japan, Fushimi Inari Taisha is home to that seemingly never-ending row of closely-packed torii gates plastering the covers of guidebooks throughout time. Things don’t get famous for no reason though, and this is one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Kyoto. There are streets lined with food stalls, cute cafes, an impressive set of shrine buildings and a whole mountain of torii-covered paths to explore. While most people don’t make it past the first few sections, if you follow the paths up you’ll find some less pristine areas well-worth wandering into.