Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine is in Fushimi ward,Kyoto city,and is also known as “Oinari-san”.
The main shrine is located at the base of Mt. Inari and it counts the whole mountain as its sanctuary. It is the grand head shrine of the 30,000 or so Inari shrines in Japan and has a history of over 1300 years.

It has gained in popularity since 2011 when it celebrated is 1300th anniversary,attracting visitors from throughout Japan. It ranks highly on the list of most-visited shrines in the Kinki region for Hatsumoude (first shrine visit of the new year).
It is known for bringing prosperous business-fortune and the products of various companies can be seen as offerings to the gods.

Its distinguishing feature is the Sembon-tori (tori corridor). Despite the name Sembon meaning 1000,there are in fact around 10,000 toris. The corridor continues for about 4km to the Ichinomine (Kamiyashiro-Shinseki) at the top,and the sight of the many toris will give you a surreal impression.

There are resting areas along the way with food,beverages and souvenirs so people of all age groups can take their time and enjoy a leisurely walk.
As proof of all of this,Fushimi-Inari-Taisha came 2nd on Trip Advisor’s list of most popular Japanese destinations in 2013,making it a must-see destination in Kyoto.