This shrine is unique and famous because of the orange torii gates that line the hill. Hiking up and through the gates was a good workout and so worth the view. We saw some Japanese running up the hill as part of their evening exercise! Some were also praying at some of the smaller shrines there.. relatives perhaps? It is a spiritual place and we visited it just as the skies were turning darker. Watching the sun set over Kyoto from a spot near the summit was quite surreal.
Finally we arrived at Fushimi Inari Shrine ! From the parking area, we need to walk approx. 10 minutes to get to the Shrine. You’ll pass through the houses, crossing the train railway, and also passing some souvenir shop and some food stalls. Like other shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine has a very warm atmosphere. A lot of tourist go to this place just to see around, or maybe to pray. What makes Fushimi Inari different from the other Shrine is it has 1000 thousand of gate. So you’ll see a lot of gate along the way. It’s very beautiful and a must place to go in Kyoto!