Fushimi-Inari Walking Tour

MODERATE 38 reviews

Fushimi-Inari Walking Tour is a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 168 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

partially paved

river

views

wildlife

Dedicated to the gods of rice and business, Fushimi-Inari is the main shrine of more than 30,000 such shrines in Japan. To ensure happiness and success in business, many companies and individuals make annual offerings here. Their names are inscribed on the 10,000 or so vermilion-colored Torii, lining the paths throughout this complex. The shrine has existed since the early 8th century (711AD) but all of the buildings are more recent.The complex sits at the base of Inari-san (Mt Inari) and includes trails up the mountain to many other smaller shrines. During "Hatsumoude", where devotees will visit a shrine during New-Year to pray for the year ahead, some 3-to-4 million people will visit Fushimi-Inari. Fushimi-Inari is also a very popular destination for tourists, both local and foreign, and the bus/car-park soon fills up. As the complex is only a few stations out of Kyoto, you can add another destination to your days itinerary before/after your Fushimi-Inari experience. Allow yourself a good 3-hours to stroll through, take photos/video and take-in the very beautiful scenery.

hiking
28 days ago

Very interesting views. Nice walk and lots of shrines. Worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

a walk like no other in the world, scattered with traditional temples, shrines, statues and Torii. continue all the way to the top. a lot of people stop at the Kyoto viewing station. peaceful

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike! You see both beautiful nature and architecture. There are a lot of stairs to climb but there's plenty to see without getting to the top for different fitness levels. There isn't any exceptional view from the top, so the enjoyment comes from the journey and the I did it! feels at the summit. You also get to enjoy the Shinto spiritual atmosphere and appreciate the culture and nature. It was quite busy the day I went, but it felt nice to share the feeling with so many people. It's well maintained and definitely not wilderness hiking. Definitely worth visiting :)

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely, picturesque, serene if go on weekday & early morning (by 7:30AM). Good workout too.

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2 months ago

Definitely a hike. Hundreds of steps up and down around the mountain here surrounded by bright red torii or gates. It's a magical experience everyone should do in their lifetime. World class.

walking
6 months ago

Unfortunately, the app kept shut down on me while I was recording so I gave up recording. If you're in Kyoto, you don't want to miss this place! There are no fees to get in. Amazing place to be! You can get a good exercise by running up to the stairs. Recommend to go during the day since it gets really dark at night with even some lights. I completed the whole torii loops, truly amazing place to be! I will come back with my workout outfit next time, high heels took me little longer to finish it, although I got it done in about 2.5 hours by running up and down!

7 months ago

Can be a crowded walk, although it thins out a little as you get higher up. You can step off the main trail at some points and walk outside the gates for a different perspective (and fewer people).

A really nice moderate trek if you are visiting Kyoto for a single day and love to visit a picturesque place in Kyoto.

hiking
Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Shinto shrine. Mostly paved with a lot of stairs. Many small shrines along the way. Tori gates cover much of the trail. Nice view of Kyoto half way up. The trail is lit after dark. Many shops for food and souvenirs, but only open during the day. Lots of vending machines - so, it’s not necessary to bring water. The All Trails map is missing half of the loop trail at the top of the mountain.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pretty an very easy to navigate.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

10,000 gates. Quite lovely. Definitely get up early if you want your walk to be more serene and if you'd like your photos to be without people.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thanks for the guide. It was very clear and I had no trouble following your tour. I went there relatively late, so by the time I hit the 8th/9th stop, it was getting kind of dark. I ended up turning back and didn't go all the way to 11th stop. It was a really great tour and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I took tons of photos there. I even gave an American couple directions with your tour. It was awesome! :-)

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