Category: japan

Some of the tiny shrines have grown thick with…

Some of the tiny shrines have grown thick with moss.

The path up the mountain is flanked by hundred…

The path up the mountain is flanked by hundreds of tiny fox shrines.

As you climb the mountain the crowds thin away…

As you climb the mountain the crowds thin away to nothing. Leaving you alone with the torii and rustling leaves.

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The Torii Tunnel usually has a large crowd at …

The Torii Tunnel usually has a large crowd at the beginning. It steadily thins out as you continue up the path and people give up after realizing that the tunnel actually a hike up a mountain.

For people who plan to visit someday just a heads up. It’s a mountain hike. Wear comfy shoes and bring a water bottle.

I hope you like Torii because we’re about to e…

I hope you like Torii because we’re about to enter “The Tunnel”

Guardian fox statues often carry scrolls, ball…

Guardian fox statues often carry scrolls, balls, or rice in their mouth. This one at Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari shrine has a key which is rather uncommon.

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Kiyomizudera in Kyoto

Kiyomizudera in Kyoto

Nishiki Tenmangu, sits at one end of Nishiki M…

Nishiki Tenmangu, sits at one end of Nishiki Market Street.