Today, I’ll recount one of the most memorable (and bone-chilling) experiences of my journey in Japan: a late-afternoon stroll through the torii of Fushimi-Inari-taisha.
This world-famous shrine is located in south-eastern Kyoto, just minutes away from Kyoto Station on the JR Nara line. The entrance is easy to find: from JR Inari Station, turn left and walk a few steps until you see a bright red-orange torii on your right.
The main gate, flanked by bronze kitsune statues.
Walk towards the rear of the main shrine area and you’ll find a large torii.
Head up the steps and look for a group of smaller torii, which marks the start of the path that will take you through the forest and up the mountain.
And so it begins.
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