Fushimi Inari Taisha
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A magical walk through Japanese torii
Torii are Japanese gates commonly found at Shinto shrines. Most shrines use them as an entrance, but Fushimi Inari Taisha uses them to line the entire walkway of the temple grounds. Thousands of red gates in a range of sizes create an impressive canopy as you make your way to the inner shrine. While this temple is beautiful during the day, it is truly impressive at night when lanterns cast a magical glow and shadows dance between the pillars. Unlike other shrines in Kyoto, the gates to this shrine do not have a closing time, making this a great evening spot for exploring.
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