“That place with all the red things,” is how I would describe to people what I want to see in Kyoto. Its name is actually Fushimi Inari Taisha.
I first took notice of it back in 2014 when Fab showed me her photos from her latest trip to Japan. The red things, as they turn out to be, are called torii gates.
Thanks to Fab for introducing me to it, and Brad for giving me pointers.
If you hike the trail, the crowd disappears quickly and you are able to get a clean shot with no tourists. I start somewhat early (9:45am) to avoid the heat, but the mosquitoes, unfortunately, are unavoidable.
It takes me about 1.5 hours to complete the hike. It is very nice and well-maintained, with many vending machines along the way (a bit pricier than normal as you go up, of course). At the top, you can also sit down and have tea, a boiled egg, and other snacks.
A pleasant hike it is – Fushimi Inari Taisha, 伏見稲荷大社.
This week I’m going to go turbo speed on Kyoto, ie. 5 posts straight of Kyoto. Enjoy!