Fushimi Ward is located in the southeastern part of Kyoto City.
In addition to shrines and temples, major rivers such as the Katsura and Uji Rivers flow through the district, offering elegant scenery.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine has a history of over 1,300 years.
It is the main shrine of the Inari Sacred Shrine, which is said to have 30,000 shrines throughout Japan.
It is famous for its “Senbon-torii” (1,000 torii gates) and is a popular sightseeing spot both in Japan and abroad.
The “Senbon-torii” (a thousand torii gates) are said to have been created during the Edo period (1603-1867), when people began to dedicate torii gates to pray for their wishes to be granted or to express their gratitude that their wishes had been granted.
The path of vermilion-colored torii gates is both beautiful and bewitching, and is sure to be mysterious to anyone who sees it.
Many people visit the main shrine and the inner shrine, take a picture at the Senbon-torii gate, and leave here, but if you come to Fushimi Inari Taisha, you should definitely go to the top of Mount Inari!
It takes about one hour from the main shrine to the summit. The round trip takes about 2 hours.
It is quite tiring, but it is worth the climb because you can see scenery that can only be seen in Japan.
This is the summit of the mountain.
Please pay your respects here as well.
Take a break at a teahouse on the way home.
Enjoy a sweet treat for your weary body.
At Nishimura-tei, located halfway along the path from the main shrine to the summit of the mountain, you can enjoy Kansai’s specialty, chilled sweet bean paste.
The spicy flavor of ginger in the sweetness will refresh and refresh you.
68 Fukakusa Yabunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Yotsuji, Inariyama government-owned land, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 9:00 – 16:00 (L.O.15:00)
Open from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the first day of every month
Mainly on Fridays
While it is fun to stroll around Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and eat your way through the area, we recommend moving a little further and walking through the “Otesuji Shopping Arcade”.
Just browsing through the stores in this lively shopping street is enjoyable.
Fushimi is known for its abundance of high-quality underground water, which has led to the development of the sake brewing industry and the production of locally brewed sake.
Of course, there are many stores where you can enjoy locally brewed sake in Otesuji Shopping Arcade.
Among them, we would like to introduce “Ginjo Sake Boutique Abucho”.
This sake shop stocks sake from all 18 breweries in Fushimi.
Here you can compare the local sake sold at the store.
For those who want to compare sake in small quantities, we offer an oinoguchi size sake bottle.
You can try three different types of sake in a boar cup to suit your tastes. (160 yen to 1,290 yen per cup)
For those who want to drink more slowly, we also have glasses (270 yen to 2,290 yen per glass). (270 yen to 2,230 yen per glass)
Both are served with a set of toppings (200 yen).
You can purchase your favorite liquor and enjoy it at your hotel or at home.
If you feel like having a few more drinks, you can go to a restaurant in the same shopping street.
In Japan, drinking while walking around is called “Hashigo-zake” (drinking on the go).
Finally, here are some restaurants that are perfect for “Hashigo-zake” (drinking on the go).
This is a restaurant where you can drink standing up.
Since you are close to the person next to you, you can talk and interact with people you don’t know.
The time you spend with people you meet on your trip will surely become a good memory.
Otesuji Shopping Street
10 Hoki-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Ginjo Sakebou Yunaga
780 Higashioitemachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
10:00 – 20:00 (Food L.O. 19:30, Drink L.O. 19:30)
Tuesdays, the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (If Tuesday is a holiday, the restaurant is open until 5:00 p.m., closed the following Wednesday)
Standing bar Jien
4-293-3 Ryogae-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Open from 15:00 to 23:00