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Roaming Around the World added 4 new photos — at Fushimi Inari-taisha.
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Roaming around Fushimi-Inari!
This is one of those places you read about and see in pictures, but the scale and magnitude just doesn’t completely register until you’re there.
Fushimi-Inari is a popular (and often crowded) shrine that lies at the base of a mountain. Yet what really fascinated us was the 4-kilometer trail that winds its way to the top. Nearly the entire 2.5-mile path goes through these bright orange shrine gates. There’s said to be over 10,000 gates in total along the way!
With every step, the crowd thins out, until you find yourself entirely alone. The gate-lined path sporadically empties out into a haphazard scattering of moss-covered statues and tombstones, as sunlight beams down through the forest at different angles. It brings on a mystical air to take in before returning to the bursts of color that continue through those bright orange gates, which eventually reach a mountaintop shrine.
It’s one of the most unique little treks we’ve ever been on and makes for an unforgettable experience here in Kyoto! ... See MoreSee Less