Wednesday, June 25, 2014

When I sip my hazelnut macchiato this morning, I realized that everyday has a different story than yesterday. Everythings will be different if we try to be honest to our self, less expected and absolutely we have to accepted all the condition that we've been through. That's the key for our happiness and it's remind me when I was in Kyoto, Japan. 

The most happiest things is when I visited Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of the oldest and famous shrine in Japan. Why? because when I was there and walking down inside the temple, I felt so peace, warm and blessing at the same time, I look to the past and I'm not regrets for what I choose in Life. Anyway, if someone don't know about me, they might be think that I'm just a guy who loves to eats, take a style, but in other side, I do loves to learn about culture from every different country that I visited. So, for the next article I'm gonna share and hopefully help you to find out what to do when you'e in Japan and not just Japanese Dining Guide.


As one of the hillarious temple in Japan, Fushimi Inari Shrine has founded in 711 AD and serves as the headquarters for all the 40.000 shrines dedicated to Inari across Japan. Imagine that? The other interested things for this shrine are, they have 10.000 small torii (torii is a shrine gates) that arch over a long path up the hill behund the shrine. If you wanna walk along the whole trail, it will takes around two hours for back and forth, but trust me, you'll have a beautiful view of kyoto from the top.

The other things that you can find inside Fushimi Inari Shrine are the stall that selling a beautiful Kimono with a cheapest price and the quality is not too bad, you can find some small restaurants along the hiking trail, they serve Kitsune Udon (fox Udon) and that's the one that you won't miss to try. The last, I love the FOXES, it's an iconic of Fushimi Inari Shrine. This lovely foxes are the messengers of Fushimi Inari Shrine, because they generally considered helpful, but they have also been said to bewitch people. That's what I know and let's the my photo tell you the whole ambiance from the from to the most wonderfull 10.000 gates.


Wherever you stay in Japan, It's easy to find this shrine, use the train and they will take you to Inari Station, eit left and the temple is in front of the station. If you get lost, use this address to help you or you can stay around Inari, they have some a good lodging.

Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho, Kyoto, Japan.
Hours: Daily sunrise to Sunset & FREE.


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