The Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto’s most famous shrines. It is probably more widely known to foreigners as the shrine of the thousand red gates, and located in Kyoto’s Fushimi-ku district. The Shinto shrine consists of thousands of red gates, or toriis, along a network of paths, leading through the forest up to Mount Inari. Walking right up to the summit and back takes about 2-3 hours, and you will find a few shrines along the way, as well as restaurants.
The thousands of red gates along the way have actually been donated, either by people or companies, and the names of the donors are inscribed onto the gates.