Y2 : 365 - Day 116.
Christmas Vacation, Japanese Edition: Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Taisha.
Arrived at the Fushimi Inari Taisha. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines.
Foxes, regarded as the messengers, are often found in Inari shrines. One attribute is a key (for the rice granary) in their mouths.
You could buy a tori gate (1,000 yen = around $13) and write a prayer on it. These wooden plaques are called ema, each shinto shrine was an interesting plaque specific to that shrine.
In early Japan, Inari was seen as the patron of business, each of the Torii is donated by a Japanese business.
The start of our 4km hike.
Shrines along the way.
They just keep going and going and going.
I was beat!
Okay enough with the break, time to climb a mountain.
View from one of the rest stops, there were restaurants and little stores on our hike.
We got a little lost and ventured out of the park through a ravine, oops! At least the bamboo was nice to look at.
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