Inari is a fox god, and his main shrine is Fushimi, in Kyoto. I don't know much about the fox god, but I heard his favorite food is fried tofu. Fushimi is Hiroko's favorite shrine, and she took us there yesterday. We met in Osaka and rode to Kyoto.
Part of the massive JR Kyoto Station
Took the Nara line two stops
All temples and shrines have a gate - a torii - at the entrance.
This pavillion hold offerings of vegetables, booze, and even a bicycle. Here you can see eggs forming the Chinese character for "monkey."
The torii go on and on. See Don and Hiroko?
Map of the grounds.
Fushimi Inari is one of Japan's trippiest shrines.
your pictures (especially of kyoto) always make me happy, remembering my time over there.
My favorite temple/shrine was always Kyomizu-dera because the sunset just couldn't be beat. Fushimi Inari looks like it would give Kyo a run for it's money though. It really does remind me of alice in wonderland.