Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine ,the highlight① Romon – Senbon Torii – Omokaru Stone

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine is a sightseeing spot most popular with foreigners in a Shinto shrine in Kyoto Fushimi.

A lot of foreign tourists are really in states more than a Japanese shen they go to the field. It is the feeling that a Chinese occupies half.

But various races such as Europe and America system or South America System are mixed and confused and are the impression that visit to Japan foreigners gather for.

Why will Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine be popular?

The reason is Senbon Torii. According to a foreigner,the scene that a cinnabar red torii spreads out to seberal folds is fantastic and seems to be very Japanese-style.

In addition, it is a popular reason that Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine can enter it free unlike a temple and that gests can enjoy hiking.

Fushimi-Inari Taisha and Senbon Torii was taken away in Sayuri of the hollywood movie and became popular abroad.

●What is Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine?

Fushimiinari is a Shinto shrine doing Ukanomitamakami with the main enshrined deity in total Hongu of Inari Shrine that is 30,000 in Japan.

Ukanomitamakami is called Inari, and it is said that a good harvest and business prosperity and road safety include divine favor.

It is the beginning of it that Hata-no-Iroko enshrined God on three peaks of Inariyama for 711 years.

By the way, the person of shinto priest is said to be a descendant of Hata.

Everybody can see precincts and Inariyama by night.

●Urasando and Omotesando

伏見稲荷大社・表参道

Two approaches to a shrine are in Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, and it is Omotesando and Urasando.

You go along Omotesando when from JR Inari Starion. You go along Urasando when from Keihan Fushimi-Inari Station.

Omotesando has good scene in a shop front of Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, but there is not a shop.

A lot of shops are in Urasando.

The barbecue of the sparrow is sold in Urasando.

●Romon(Two-storied gate)

伏見稲荷大社・楼門

There is Romon in the point of Omotesando. This is an Entrance of Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine.

It is the largest for the gate of the Shinto shrine. This was built in 1589 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.

●Gehaiden(Out worship hall)

伏見稲荷大社・外拝殿

It is a building to be built between Romon and Honden.

Imprtant cultural properties.

●Nai-Haiden(In worship hall)・Honden(Main Shrine)

伏見稲荷大社・内拝殿  伏見稲荷大社・本殿

The first piece photograph is Nai-Haiden. Nai-Haiden is built in front of Honden, and the worshiper will worship it from here.

There is the event that a lot of people gather in the Shinto shrine called New Year holidays in Japan, but there are always crowds here an reminds of it.

The second piece photograph is Honden. There is Honden behind Nai-Haiden.

Of the typical shrine where came to have a long roof called the “Nagare-zukuri” as for it forward make it.

It is rebuilt in 1499 and is appointed an important cultural property.

●Okunomiya

伏見稲荷大社・奥宮

A buillding just before it shich is in Senbon-torii. It is made whit Nagare-zukuri as Honden.

The affiliated Shinto shrine including a middle shrine and the professional jester is in Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, but it is special, and this is not which.

●Senbon-Torii(Torii corridor)

千本鳥居2

A large quantity of toriis installed in the way to the Okunomiya – Okusya of Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine are called “Senbon-torii”.

Lage toriis form a line on the way in abeginning, but it is on the way where two know it halfway, and small toriis line up.

When you advance to the depths, it the way shere the left comes back to on the way shich the right goes ahead through.

The tourist can dedicate the torii. It is the toriis where a worshiper dedicated Senbon-,torii.  as for the dedication price of torii, the small thing does ¥175,000 is big thing more than \1,300,000.

The act to dedicate a torii is performed as the thanks that the person sho performed wish credit in Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine had a wish realized.

The thing called the Shinto shrine shere the power that only it grants a wish here is strong in only this having many torii.

You may confire name of the person whom you dedicated on the back of the torii and that a company name is written.

What you look for because there is the world-famous company such as Toyota may be interesting.

By the way, this torii is made of trees.

Therefore there is the thing which the surface comes off, and the contents are exposed to.

●Okusha-Hohaijyo

伏見稲荷大社・奥社

There is the Okusha-Hohaijyo in the place that passed through the way.

Here is an entrance to Mt.Inari.  Mt.Inari is suitable for hiking particularly is popular with overseas travelers.

●Omokaru-Stone

おもかる石

Omokaru-Stone is a certain stone ball on a garden Lantern in Okusha.

You have astone after doing a wish and have a wish realized than you thought if light and will not have praying realized if heavy.

It is extreme popularity for a tourist here.

●Wish credit torii

伏見稲荷・願かけ鳥居

You write a wish in the small torii in Fushimi-Inari Taisha and can dedicate it.

This is a kine of the common votive tablet in a Shinto shrine. It is the price that is not high.

You can hang it in the precincts, but there is the take-out use, too.

●Goshuin

Can have Goshuin in a bill conperment place near Honden.

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