日本での一年間

May 6, 2009

Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Shrine – Part 1)

Filed under: Domestic, Kansai, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 10:37 am

The Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷神社), while not one of Kyoto’s UNESCO world heritage sites, is another of the most photographed places in the city. It is particularly famous for the rows of orange gates, which happen to look great in pictures.

The first of many, many gates

The first of many, many gates

The symbol of this type of shrine is the fox. Just outside the shrine, there are many stuffed foxes of all sizes for sale.

The symbol of this type of shrine is the fox. Just outside the shrine, there are many stuffed foxes of all sizes for sale.

The first row of gates. This row is of rather large gates, and it later splits off into two rows of smaller gates

The first row of gates. This row is of rather large gates, and it later splits off into two rows of smaller gates

The split into the two rows of smaller gates. Which way to go?

The split into the two rows of smaller gates. Which way to go?

The famous Fushimi Inari picture that can be found all over the internet and various publications about Japan and Kyoto.

The famous Fushimi Inari picture that can be found all over the internet and various publications about Japan and Kyoto. It's actually kind of hard to get a picture like this because there's always a lot of people around and you have to wait a while before you get a chance to take a people-less picture.

Looking through the hole in one row of gates to peek at the other

Looking through the hole in one row of gates to peek at the other

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1 Comment »

  1. Whoa… cool!

    Comment by Eric — June 28, 2009 @ 7:12 am


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