The Fushimi Inari-taisha is another of those amazing Japanese sights. It’s a shrine on the side of a mountain in Kyoto with over 5,000 bright orange torii gates leading all the way to the top.
It can get very crowded, but the torii gates do go on for a long way – if you keep walking you’ll eventually find some quiet. When you do it’s easy to go a bit crazy with the camera only to realise you’ve taken hundreds of photos of oranges posts.
These are fully operational shrines so you will see priests wandering around. Check out those shoes.
A lot of the gates are donated by someone, and their name is on the back.
Tourist tip: be aware of local and express trains – the express train from Kyoto Station will go right past the shrine and you’ll need to loop back round at whatever station it next stops at.