Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社), also known as Oinari-san (お稲荷さん), is the most popular place to visit for overseas travelers. Many of our YUMEYAKATA customers visit the shrine in our beautiful Kimono too. Since its foundation in 711 A.D., the shrine has been deeply worshiped by Japanese people. Since my family run business in the Nishijin (西陣) district, I remember that we used to paid visits and prayed for our prosperity very often.
When you visit the shrine, first you make a wish at the Honden (本殿, main shrine), go through the famous vermilion "Senbon Torii (千本鳥居, a thousand Torii gates)", and then you'll reach Okusho Hohaisho (奥所奉拝所, one of the sub-shrines at Fushimi Inari Taisha). The altitude is rather high and the air around here is almost chilly. Among many other attractions in the shrine, such as Omokaruishi (おもかる石, the light or heavy stone) or Ema (絵馬, votive plate to write one's wishes on) of fox face shape, I am sure that this place commanding the Inari mountain in the back ground will make you feel very energetic if you make a wish and worship the god and the mountain.
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5 mins. on foot from Fushimi Inari station, Keihan line