Fushimi Inari Shrine Travel Guide

Fushimi Inari Shrine
Dedicated to the Shinto god of rice, the glorious torii gates of the ancient Fushimi Inari Shrine sit to the south of Kyoto, where Fushimi identifies with a local legacy of sake brewing and signature dishes using deep-fried tofu.

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Have a cup of aromatic coffee and surround yourself with the beautiful nature of Kyoto on the terrace of this cozy coffee shop.


In a traditionally Japanese setting, enjoy a kaiseki meal of Chinese cuisine.
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000


The beautiful Edo period architecture of Seiwasou draws many guests to its gardens, and the traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine keeps them at the table.
Lunch: ¥7,000-45,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-45,000

Ganko Kyoto Station

Transport yourself into the past at this Kyoto Station fixture, which has an eye-catching facade straight out of the Edo period. Popular with commuters looking for a quick bite, it’s also known to be excellent for sukiyaki or kaiseki courses.
Lunch: ¥12,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥12,000-20,000

One of Kyoto’s most popular tourist attractions, thousands of brilliant red torii gates line the forests of Mount Inari, marking the famous Shinto shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha. The glorious main hall towers above, while below souvenir stores bustle beside rows of street food stalls. Dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice, scale the steps twisting to the summit with views of Kyoto City from the south. In a series of smaller shrines, fox statues sit everywhere, believed to be Inari’s messengers. Small restaurants en route offer bowls of kitsune udon (“fox” udon) and tofu-wrapped inari sushi, dishes that include aburaage (fried tofu) which is said to be foxes’ favorite food. The secrets of sake are taught in Fushimi’s oldest brewery, the Gekkeikan Okura Museum, as the Fushimi district is also one of Japan’s top 3 sake-producing areas, and the second largest in the country. Top-quality rice wine is made across the Fushimi sake brewing area, where its 40 sake breweries use pure waters and local ingredients to create signature tastes and aromas. From sake to sushi, the delicious flavors of Fushimi have got rice to thank.

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