The place I was most excited to go in all of Japan was the Fushimi Inari shrine outside of Kyoto. It’s a Shinto shrine dedicated to foxes, which the Japanese believe are messengers that connect people to the world of spirits.

Fushimini Inari is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kyoto. Its path up the mountain is lined with red Tori gates, making for probably the prettiest hike you’ll ever go on when it comes to architecture.

Since it gets super crowded, I got my crew there as early as we could muster and then spent a lot of time photographing the gates and shrines when there was a break in tourists.

I won’t say much more about it, and let the pictures speak for themselves. By far this was my favorite place in Japan. It met all my expectations.

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  1. Your posts on Japan have added so much more to my list of reasons to go there. I’m really hoping to make the trek sometime in the next decade. Thank you so much for sharing about your trip. Every post’s photos have been absolutely remarkable.

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