Fushimi Inari Taisha, One Lovely Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Sometimes boredom has its positive side. So that what was happened to me. Since i was sooooo bored, i just opened every folder on my harddisk drive. Then, i came to my Japan trip folder about 4 months ago. It brougt back all my happy moment, as i went through the folder, these pictures of one lovely orange shirine at Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine came up.

It is said that this kyoto’s oldest (founded in 711 AD) and attractive orange shrine is dedicated to inari, the god of rice, sake , and prosperity. This is one of most important shrine in Japan which is served about 40,000 shrines dedicated to inari accros Japan.

When we hit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, i was so happy by seeing the grand orange torii at the main entrance, as though it welcoming us to enter its cheerful and sacred orange world. Then, the track that covered by thousands of vermilion orange torri led our path into deeper stunning orange. it’s absolutely wonderful little orange world.

Let’s walk into the mesmerizing Fushimi Inari Shrine orange and sacred world with these twenty photographs.

Walk through this map
Walk through this map

Welcome to its orange and sacred world

Main entrance torii
Main entrance torii
Second gate torii
Second gate torii

Before entering the main hall, please stop at Purification through, it’s located near the entrance. The water of the fountain is used for purification. We are supposed to clean our hands and mouth before approaching the main hall. We are not supposed to transfer the water directly from ladle into our mouth, but pour out the water into our cup hand with the ladles and then rinse our mouth, and spit out the water beside the fountain.

3PurificationIn front of  Romon, these koimanu and guards were welcoming us.

4KoimanuKomainu, guardian dog or lion that usually being paired in each Shinto shrine entrance. But in Fushimi Inari, instead of dog, they placed fox figures.

5GuardsBarrels of sacred sake

6 Barrel of sacred sakewe couldn’t skip this Romon gate that was donated in 1589 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi

7Romon GateGai Haiden (offering hall), the outer hall of worship

8Gai-haidenNai-haiden, the inner hall of worship

9Nai-haiden

We found so many ema on the park hall

10aOrange emaWrite your wishes on these woods and hang it,  may your wishes come true.

10bScent of orange

10cGon-den. Close to honden and is used as a temporary house for the god when honden is being repaired or rebuilt. Also called Kari-dino (temporary hall)

11Gon-denTorii gateway to Tamayama Inari Sha. Senbon (thousands) Torii are beyond this torii. In front of tori are Omikuji, fortune telling paper. It is said that by tying the Omikuji around the tree branch, good fortune will come true or bad fortune can be averted.12Tori TamayamaAnd here we are, in front of the entrance of Senbon Torii

13Entrance SenbonLet’s make our separate way here, i take the left tiles and freely take yours 😀

13Tunnels of Torii gateaways that lead to Okusha-Hohaisho

14Orange World
Me and my little orange path

So, here we are in the inner hall, Okusha-Hohaisho, so many charms  and ema. Which one is your style?

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15aSince there will be thousands more torii ahead, i stopped here.  They said if we could get through all the thousands torii and reach the highest point, we could see the stunning view of whole Kyoto. But, i just couldn’t make it. So let’s go back :D.

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For  further information please read this, this, and this 😀

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23 thoughts on “Fushimi Inari Taisha, One Lovely Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

    1. Yess, it’s even my dreamland :D. yess, Japan is quite expensive for me. you really have to go there. it’s amazing land and surprising :D.
      i’m looking forward to your trip there :D.

  1. I bet you must have love being in the middle of this orangy space….LOL…thank God you are bore, if not we will be missing out so many lovely pictures…hehe…

    Thank you for sharing! Cheers~ 😀

    1. I really love it my friend, so that’s why we took a long time there 😀

      kekeekekke, this is the first time people like when i’m bored. kekekekeke.

      Thank you 😀

    1. Selamat Malam Allyson,
      hi, it’s been so long time, kekekekke,
      ow, thank you, indeed Allyson, it’s really amazing place. i like t 😀

    2. Hey, are you still struggling through that horrible 1984 book? Don’t forget I’ve got a good one waiting for you! Heeheehee. Finish that one first, so you don’t have to go back to suffering under it.

      😀

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