Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is the No.1 sightseeing point in Kyoto in view of foreign visitors. But there is not that famous for fall foliage views. However, when you see the sceneries of red leaves here, you will be shocked. Around Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine also has many places for red leaves, suggest take a visit too!
Which places are suggested to take photos for red leaves in Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine?
The lighten-up night touring of Fushimi Inari-taisha ShrineIt is a pity there is no lighten-up event in Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. But since it is opened for 24 hours, there are lanterns for illuminating the roads. However, since without bright lamps to light up the red leaves, if you want to go for red leaves, better before sunset.
What is the time for seeing the red leaves blooming in Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine?Since the climate varies every year the time of red leaves will change, mostly from mid-November to early December.
How crowded in red leaves period in Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine?Since Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is a hot place for red leaves in Kyoto, so full of people in red leaves period is normal. Because there are opened for public in 24hours, if you are not going for office services or shopping near those shops in front of the shrine main door, it will not be a matter of crowded. Even you can visit the shrine in the early morning, you can spend the time as your plan. In comparison of daytime, visit after sunset is not that crowded. Anyway, after 23rd November will be full of people until early December as red leaves peak time finish
The features of Fushimi Inari-taisha ShrineMost visitors going to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine will also go to Oyama Meguri. Even not climbing up to the peak, still go to Yotsutsuji to enjoy the scenery at the platform and then return. There is a supplicating rule in Okusha Hohaisho called Omokaru Stone. There is a stone on the top of the stone-crafted lantern, the prayer bring up the stone when praying, if it is lighten than imagination, the wish will come true. If it is heavier, the wish will fail. The doors at the main building will be illuminated, you can get fantastic feeling. At both side of the pilgrimage's path are shops, Inari Senbei (crackers) and Fushimi Dolls are good for souvenirs, and you should try the street snacks.
Other places for red leaves around Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji TempleIt is the top ranged red leaving sightseeing place in Kyoto. Can go to there from Nobuhiro. The most popular place for red leaves is Tsutenkyo Bridge, and will proceed limitation of tourists. Suggest to go there in morning time. From 1st November to early December is not allowed to take photos on Tsutenkyo Bridge and Gaun-kyo Bridge, so mid December will be a good consideration. The Tatchu sub-temple Komyo-in Temple is also a good place for red leaves sights.
Sennyu-ji TempleSame as Tofuku-ji, can go here from Nobuhiro. Because the statue of getting beauty named Yang Guifei Guanyin (Kannon) is at here. The red leaves at Gozasho Garden make here more well-known. Other than there, the Tatchu sub-temple Unryuin and Imakumano Kannonji in Sennyu-ji are also famous for fall foliage. The round shaped Windows of Enlightenment and square shaped Windows of Renge in Unryuin are special places for red leaves too.
Sekihoji TempleThe symbol of Chinese red door is eye catcher. There is famous for the picture Five Hundred Arhats drew by Ito Jakuchu in middle Edo period. And here is the grave of him. Please be aware the picture Five Hundred Arhats is not allowed for tourists to take photos or draft taking, as it is full of peaceful feeling. There is also a hidden place that is good for red leaves. If taking visit of Fushimi Inari, you must go here to have a look.
68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku
- Get off at Inari Station by JR nara Line
- Get off at Fushimi Inari Station by Keihan Railway, 5 mins walk
- Get off at Fushimi Inari-taisha Bus Stop by City Bus, 7mins walk
Epilogue Though Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is specially welcomed by foreigners, experienced visitors of Kyoto still visit again for many times. It means there is really an attractive place for sightseeing. There are many tourist spots for red leave in Fushimi district, why not refer to these articles and arrange a trip of red leaves in here?