Discovery (Post#69) : Fushimi Inari Taisha – Senbon Torii (Thousand Gateways)
Photos of the day are all about Senbon Torii or Thousand Gateways. This is the main reason why we wanted to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha. Because we wanted to walk along the trail with thousand torii or gateways. A discovery to learn why there were thousands of torii gateways in Inari Mountain where Fushimi Inari Taisha is located was because of the reason below :
Torii gateways had become widely used as an offering by the start of the Edo period (1603-1868), to symbolize a wish for or acknowledgement of the “passing” of prayers from people to the deity. Today, there are around 10,000 torii gateways of all sizes along the mountain paths leading to Fushimi Inari Taisha.
— Fushimi Inari Taisha Official Website
These photos are part of First Kyoto Tour last September 2015.
Captured along Senbon Torii
Photo : Fushimi Inari Taisha Senbon Torii, Senbon Torii, Thousand Torii, Thousand Gates
Location : 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0882, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take JR Nara Line towards Nara and get off at Inari Station
2. Visit the official access link to reach the temple here.
Official Website : Fushimi Inari Taisha