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Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) Tours

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Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha)
One of Kyoto’s most sacred temples and among the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, the Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is dedicated to Inari, the God of rice. The shrine’s five magnificent temples lie at the foot of the Inari mountain, and thousands of red torii gates (the Senbon torii) mark the forested trails to the top. 

The Basics
While it’s easy to explore the shrine on a self-guided walking tour, a tour guide can help you learn more about the historic temples, the Senbon torii, and the shrine’s many fox statues. A full-day Kyoto tour typically includes a stop at Fushimi Inari, along with other highlights like the Kinkaku-Ji temple (Golden Temple), Kiyomizu Temple, Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, and the Gion Tanto geisha district. It’s also possible to visit Kyoto and its shrines on a day trip from Osaka or Nara, or as part of a multi-day Japan itinerary from Tokyo. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you plan on hiking to the mountaintop, wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.
  • The shrine is free, but carry cash if you want to leave a donation, make a wish, or have your fortune told.
  • Some parts of the shrine are wheelchair accessible, but the climb to the mountaintop is via several flights of steps. 

How to Get There
The Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in south-eastern Kyoto, around 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) south of Kyoto Station. The closest subway station, just a few minutes’ walk, is Fushimi Inari Station on the JR Nara Line. 

When to Get There
Fushimi Inari is hugely popular and can get very crowded, especially on weekends and during holidays. To avoid the crowds, visit on a weekday in the late evening or an early morning.

Hiking to Mt. Inari-san
The dramatic red walkway of Senbon torii, which leads to the 764-foot (233-meter) peak of Mt. Inari-san, is one of Kyoto’s most impressive walks. Although the total distance is only 3 miles (5 kilometers), the path is mostly uphill and has lots of steps, so leave yourself plenty of time—around two or three hours is enough for the round trip. It’s a scenic route, dotted with shrines, prayer stacks, and other monuments, but the biggest reward is the view from the top, which looks out over southern Kyoto. 
Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho, Kyoto 612-0882, Japan
Admission: Free
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101 Tours and Activities to Experience Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha)

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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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$140.21
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.92
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$89.92
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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Most visitor to Kyoto go to Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine to snap a photo of the red torii gates then leave, This guided tour offers a much richer experience, with insights into the origin of the shrine and its connection to local culture.
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  • 1 hour
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$25.04
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Fushimi Inari and Sake Tasting Tour

Fushimi Inari and Sake Tasting Tour

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Discover two sides to Kyoto as you visit one of its most famous shrines, then learn about sake production and tasting, during this 3.5-hour excursion in Kyoto. Begin with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, an iconic religious site with striking red torii (gates). Then visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, to learn how the drink is made and try some samples. Finish with another tasting at a Kyoto sake store. This 3.5-hour visit includes a guide, train transport and all sake tastings and entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$145.00
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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

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If you’re interested in a deeper understanding of the shrines and temples of Japan, take this tour of Fushimi Inari with a real insider. Go past the tunnels of red tori gates. Learn fascinating stories, history and folklore. See temples, shrines, forest-bathing sites and a zen garden, and get access to sites not on the official map.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$60.09
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【Fushimi inari shrine】A local born in Kyoto shares the secret path away tourists

【Fushimi inari shrine】A local born in Kyoto shares the secret path away tourists

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【About me】 I grew up in Fushimi region and live near Fushimi Inari Taisha. So I know on Fushimi inari shrine since I was a boy. Now Fushimi Inari shrine is one of the most popular places to visit, but there are too many people around and it is like an amusement park. I would like you to feel the nature and peace here as the locals used to do. I am a local who knows this mountain's courses very well and many beautiful hiking paths are hidden, they are not on the official map. If you like to know secret places where are not crowded in Kyoto, feel free to ask me. Welcome your questions about Japan as well. I also own my tour agency since 2011.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

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It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit "Kyoto’s kitchen," learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
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  • 4 hours
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$120.00
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Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

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-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine. Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance. -Journey into a secret bamboo forest We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd. -Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, the head shrine of the god Inari and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes all entrance fees.
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  • 5 hours
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$59.56
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Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

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Osaka is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of Japan. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kyoto with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Osaka, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll experience a romantic train ride to Sagano, home to Arashiyama Park, and tick off the vivid Fushimi Inari Shrine without the hassle of traveling between landmarks alone.
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  • 9 hours
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$72.37
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Morning Fushimi Inari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple & Gion -small group walking tour

Morning Fushimi Inari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple & Gion -small group walking tour

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If you join a big group tour, you can't talk and discuss with a guide. But this tour is a small group walking tour like a private tour. (Max is only 8 people) You can talk with a local professional guide easily. You will visit 3 spots as follow. -8:00 am Meetup at JR Kyoto Station - Fushimi Inari Shrine (Thousand of Red Torii gate. You should visit early morning like this time) - Kiyomizu Temple (Famous world heritage site) - Gion district (Geisha town) -13:00 pm Finish at Kawaramachi central area **Caution** 1. This is NOT a Private tour. 2. The transportation fee, entrance fee, Lunch is NOT included in the price. 3. No pick-up service in this tour. Please come to the meeting point (JR Kyoto Station) bu yourself. 4. Under 4 years old is free.
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  • 5 hours
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$57.76
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Kyoto Highlights Private Tour: Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, & Kiyomizudera

Kyoto Highlights Private Tour: Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, & Kiyomizudera

Explore the famous temples and shrines of Kyoto and learn about the history of Buddhism and Shintoism in Japan in your very own private guided tour. See Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple in northern Kyoto famous for it’s stunning gold leaf covered exterior. Step back in time as you walk through the thousands of red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine. Discover the breathtaking views of Kiyomizudera Temple. Learn about the history of Kyoto and the lives and beliefs of the local people. Explore the spiritual side of Japan and book your TripleLights Kyoto private tour today.
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  • 8 hours
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Fushimi Inari Shrine: Explore the 1,000 Torii Gates on an audio walking tour

Fushimi Inari Shrine: Explore the 1,000 Torii Gates on an audio walking tour

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and beautiful shrines. Thousands of people visit it every day to see the 1,000 magnificent torii gates. But most do not get the full story behind the pretty pictures they take. Join me on this self-guided audio tour as we delve into the history behind the Shinto rituals and beliefs linked to this amazing shrine. We’ll take an easy stroll among the tranquil forest scenery. You'll be one of a few who will discover the real power of this shrine that has been influencing people's lives over 1,300 years. The landmarks include: • The unique fox statues dotted across the shrine • An unmatched vista of the thousand bright red torii gates • The Heavy-Light Stone where you can make a wish Let’s take a stroll and found out why this ancient shrine has lessons that can still be learned today.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.99
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One day landing type sightseeing around Kyoto's two major tourist destinations

One day landing type sightseeing around Kyoto's two major tourist destinations "Fushimi Inari Taisha" and "Kiyomizudera"

It is an approach to Fushimi Inari Taisha and Kiyomizudera of the two major tourist spots in Kyoto, and Kiyomizudera, and also the popular tourist street Ninenzaka, Sanenzaka, Yasaka Shrine famous for Gion Festival, and traditional shops There are wide-ranging cityscapes. This is a very full-day tour of the popular spots of Ponto-cho, Kiya-cho, Kawaramachi and Kyoto.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$75.11
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Fushimi Inari shrine , Kiyomezu dera temple and Gion in a 6 hour guided tour

Fushimi Inari shrine , Kiyomezu dera temple and Gion in a 6 hour guided tour

09:00 Pick up place 09:30 Kiyomezu dera temple 10:30 Sannenzaka and Nanenzaka paths 11:00 Yasaka Shrine, Chionin temple 12:00 Gion area 13:00 Lunch break 14:00 Fushimi Inari shrine 15:00 Tour finish
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  • 6 hours
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$500.00
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$500.00
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Fushimi Inari shrine & Sanjusangendo temple, thousands of gates and statues

Fushimi Inari shrine & Sanjusangendo temple, thousands of gates and statues

Fushimi Inari shrine and Mt. Inari ↓ Sanjusangendo temple ・Begin the tour at the world famous shrine, Fushimi Inari shrine. We'll walk around at the shrine, hike at Mt. Inari and will see the thousands of vermilion Shinto gates, a Shinto waterfall and a bamboo forest. You'll hear and learn what Shinto(Japanese native religion) is. ・After the hiking we'll get on a train and visit the most impressive temple on my list, Sanjusangendo temple. You'll see a thousand of golden Buddha statues and will hear and learn what Japanese Buddhism is. ・After the Buddhist temple we'll go to a local restaurant and have local lunch there.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$283.17
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One day landing tour of Fushimi-Inari Taisha and sake breweries

One day landing tour of Fushimi-Inari Taisha and sake breweries

We will experience the sake breweries where the tourist destination "Fushimi Inari Taisha" representing Kyoto and the culture and history of Japanese sake continue. Fushimi belongs to Kyoto City, but since ancient times, unique tradition, history, and culture different from Kyoto City still continue. You will experience the charm of Fushimi.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Carefree Private Exploration of Fushimi Inari, Gion, Kiyomizudera, and More

Carefree Private Exploration of Fushimi Inari, Gion, Kiyomizudera, and More

Dive into and swoon about one of Kyoto's most historically rich areas, Higashiyama ("Eastern Mountain") with your very own private, English speaking guide with vast knowledge of Kyoto and Japanese culture. Start from the southernmost mountain in the city, where the justifiably famous Fushimi Inari Shrine lies in wait with its thousands upon thousands of bright red torii gates leading you up the mountain into higher and still holier places. Mission accomplished, a short train ride (included) deposits us perfectly for an exploration of the Gion, a traditional entertainment district, where geisha still hold court and high regard. Work your way through various temples and shrines on the east side while learning what makes this area so special. All admission fees and transit are included so there's no need to fret about hidden fees. Since this is a private tour, feel free to contact us about any changes you'd like to make to the itinerary. We're very flexible.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Fushimi Inari sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

Private Fushimi Inari sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

This is a Nishiki market private tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Nishiki market, Sanjusangendo and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Let's try many kinds of seafood and traditional Japanese food while learning from the professional guide about the history of Nishiki market! Take a tour to eat and drink like locals! As an example, there are shops such as Hedgehog wharf, sea urchin, fried fish cake, hamo(pike conger) , Japanese-style egg omelet and more. Meal charges are not included in this tour fee. The average food and drink price per person at Nishiki market is 3,000 yen to 4,000 yen.Depending on the menu you choose, these charges will change. Choose what you like and eat a lot at Nishiki market! After eating, enjoy the ancient buildings in Kyoto and the history about them. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect, inclusions and excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
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$172.38
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Tastes of Kyoto: private guide to Fushimi Inari and Sake breweries (Private)

Tastes of Kyoto: private guide to Fushimi Inari and Sake breweries (Private)

This tour combines walking tour to one of the most popular shrines, Fushimi Inari, and sake brewery hopping. A local food guide will explain how to brew sake and you can taste different types of sake at a local sake bar.
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  • 6 hours
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$169.38
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Hidden hike of Fushimi Inari to get off the beaten path

Hidden hike of Fushimi Inari to get off the beaten path

Just tourists walking in crowds and trying to get instagrammable photos in the arch of orange gates. May not have chance to know what's hidden behind of the gates, even just call it "orange gates". We provide a hiking experience in Fushimi Inari which takes you to the main path filled with the famous vermilion torii gates then goes off paved paths, onto ancient trails, into hidden bamboo groves and Buddhist waterfalls. Begin the tour at the entrance of the world famous shrine, Fushimi Inari shrine. We'll walk around at the shrine, hike at Mt. Inari and will see the thousands of vermilion Shinto gates, a Shinto waterfall and a bamboo forest. You'll hear and learn what Shinto(Japanese native religion) is.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.70
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular travel destinations and with over 50 million annual visitors, it can get busy. This tour makes an early start so you can avoid the crowds and cram much more into your day. Stroll around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before the tour groups arrive, visit Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) right as it opens, and walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari (Shrine) before the midday heat.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
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$131.82
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Kyoto Fushimi Hidden Route Hiking & Soba Lunch

Kyoto Fushimi Hidden Route Hiking & Soba Lunch

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This is the original Fushimi hidden route tour. The Guide used work as a porter of Mt Fushimi, who carry staffs such as Sake, shrine gate to the summit shrine. My relationship with Fushimi is more than 10 years. Since We realized that many tourists just visited only main area (very busy and surface of it’s attraction ) and returned, We’ve started this tour since last year. More than scenic Thousands of Red Gates, We’ll show you authentic holly spots, summit shrine, gate factory by alternative peaceful bamboo forest path. Local people in the mountain will also welcome you.
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  • 4 hours
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$65.10
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Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
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  • 10 hours
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$127.91
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