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31 thoughts on “Fushimi Inari: A Stroll through Thousands of Torii”

    1. At first, I thought that this place is less popular than Kiyomizu-dera or temples in the city centre. I was wrong 🙂 I remember that we were literally pushed through the senbon torii. It was so crowded that we didn’t have place to move, and the chance to get a human-free photo is zero.

    1. It’s indeed a magical place! Make sure to be there early so that you don’t have to push through the crowd at Senbon Torii 🙂

    1. That’s why it’s so crowded! 😀 At first, I thought it’s only popular among tourists. But I was wrong. A lot of locals, especially students, came here to wish for luck in the exams.

  1. Fushimi Inari is still after two years of traveling my favorite place in the whole world. (Only a few months and I can visit there again) Your photos truly make it seem beautiful and capture its vibe 🙂

    1. Thanks Viivi! I wish I could be there earlier, so that I could make some human-free photos of the Senbon Torii. When you come back to Fushimi Inari, please send my greetings to the fox guardians 😉

    1. Such a pity! When I was there, the Senbon Torii was also full of people. But fortunately, the size of the crowd declined as we climbed higher. So we could make some decent photos at the end 🙂

      1. I wanted to climb higher, but my friend didn’t want to. So I followed her going down when I was still half way up

      2. How unfortunate 🙁 A few more steps and you can have the forest for yourself. After passing the viewpoint, the crowd grew significantly thin.

    1. Thank you for your compliment! The shrine is definitely a must-see when visiting Kyoto! I guess very few foreign tourists knew about this shrine 10 years ago. Back then, social media was still new, and there was simply too little information about this place (or perhaps they were all in Japanese 🙂 )

  2. Great photos indeed! We visited this magical place very early in the morning (we used bikes all throughout Kyoto and that was just perfect to arrive before the crowds). There were hardly any tourists that early and this definitely added an extra dimension to it. Thanks for the article, memories coming back here!

    1. My pleasure! I wish that I could go there earlier. When I was there, the Senbon Torii was full of people. So I have to hike further to have some human-free photos 🙁

  3. Hey Len, Great selection for the pathways prompt! I didn’t make it to Inari when I visited, as alluded to by my earlier comment, so I was very grateful to revisit you gorgeous photos again! Thanks for joining in on Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. Hope to see you again in 2 weeks. Snow’s turn to host next week.

    1. My pleasure! I would absolutely participate again when I can find some appropiate photos 🙂 I think that the challenge is a nice way to connecting with other bloggers. Keep up the good job!

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