Passing Through 1000 Gates! Senbon Torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Passing Through 1000 Gates! Senbon Torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Konnichiwa. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to show you around Fushimi Inari in Kyoto this time.

Passing Through 1000 Gates! Senbon Torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

You may have seen it on TV or web. It is a part of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto which is like the headquarter of all Inari shrines in Japan. Due to its scenery of massive numbers of Torii gates, it has been popular especially by foreign tourists. Apparently, there are more than 1,000 gates and still increasing.



68 Fukakusa Yabunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City






Fushimi Inari official website



Step through the first gate and there you are. You are into the magic of Kyoto already!


There’s a Omokaruishi stone at the end of Senbon Torii. Try lift this up and if the stone is lighter than you thought it would be, your wish would come true.



Get Your Own Torii!

Did you know that these Torii gates are all donated by including private businesses or individuals. So you could do it also as long as you pay the price. This shows the price list and what size of Torii you can get. Interesting huh?

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Alright, let’s call it a day.



The Senbon Torii is just one of the spots in Fushimi Inari Shrine. Walking through the whole area would take 1.5-2 hours in average. You should check it out if you got time.

See you around!

Accommodation in Kyoto: Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji

Accommodation in Kyoto

I would like to introduce one of best  accommodation in Kyoto this time. Few years ago, I had the chance to travel in Kyoto for a couple of days. It was Golden Week during at that time, one of the long holidays and busy seasons in Japan. We stayed at Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji, located nearby Nishihongan-ji Temple. We were lucky to get a reservation at this place during this season. Especially in Kyoto, you need to make reservation months in advance because places get fully booked quickly during holidays.

Accommodation in Kyoto: Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji

Although only less than 20 minutes away from the Kyoto Station, Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji is in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. The place has a traditional atmosphere and furniture made out of wood. There is a small Japanese garden in the middle of it, behind a glass window right next to the lobby.



228 Butsuguyacho Aburakoji Hanayacho, Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.

Less than 2o minutes by foot.
Less than 15 minutes by bus.
About 10 minutes by car.


This ryokan has Japanese-style (traditional and modern ones) and western-style rooms. The room we got is on the second floor, a modern Japanese room good for 3 persons. From the window, you can see the garden. The room is equipped with toilet and bathroom, small refrigerator, TV, couch, table and chairs. The tatami mat area is elevated. It’s quite compact but comfortable enough. Basic amenities are also provided and a yukata!



Booking Information

Please check more details including rates from the link below.
Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji

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