Japan 2015 | A Day in Kyoto

Monday, 21 September 2015

I know it's taking me a stupidly long time to write about my time in Japan but I think it is just bittersweet knowing I went almost 3 months ago, I would do absolutely anything to be back there right now. While we were staying in Osaka we took the train to Kyoto and spent a day there, it was beautiful. 

The first thing we did was head to the Fushimi Inari shrine; it is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. As you can probably guess there were quite a few tourists there, so luckily we were able to ask for a map and be given the best route to take around the shrine in English. I seem to have misplaced the map; otherwise I would have taken a picture of it. The shrine became the object of imperial patronage during the early Heian period; also foxes are seen to be positioned all around the shrine because they are regarded as the messengers. If you are ever in, or near, Kyoto the shrine is just outside the JR Nara Line Inari Station, which is only a 5 minute journey from Kyoto Station. When they say outside the station, they definitely mean outside, as soon as you walk out you can see a gate leading up to the shrine.
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