Fushimi Inari Taisha in the morning

fushimi-inari-shrine-13It was early morning when we went here yet the place was brimming with people already. Not to the extent that it was full but almost to the tip. This was one of our missed stops during our first trip in Kyoto. And this time around, we made it our first. It was such iconic with its vermillion torii that if one has limited time here, this has to be one of their stops.

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fushimi-inari-shrine-22When I saw this map the first time, I was like “meh…I can conquer this”. But I missed the top part. The part where it says and shows that it’s a mountain. Guess I should have done my research. πŸ˜› I did challenge myself during this semi-trek. And yes, I have a video to prove it. This was my alone time since my parents had to take a break. With my shaky hand (yes…had to hold my camera on my hand because I forgot the thing that holds it), join me as I walk through the lovely vermillion torii gates.

So that was my quick journey. Not sure how close I got to the top. There was a lag time where I had to rethink my trek decisions. Haha. Someday, I shall complete the whole loop. And I will name that blog entry “Conquering Fushimi Inari Taisha, yeah! (figuratively)”. Okay, so I might not add the “yeah!” and enclosed word but I’m definitely adding that act to the bucket list. πŸ˜‰

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I should've gotten a clue when I saw this. It says "Mt."....
I should’ve gotten a clue when I saw this. It says “Mt.”….

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Good thing we were really early. Check out that crowd!
Good thing we were really early. Check out that crowd!

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fushimi-inari-shrine-30Of course we got hungry. And when you see the snacks in these stalls, it’s just going to make your mouth water. So while in Japan, eat as much as you can (hey, that rhymes!). πŸ˜‰

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Get in my belly crab sticks!
Get in my belly crab sticks!

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fushimi-inari-shrine-crab-stick-5I loved that this was grilled. And yes, it was huge! It doesn’t have that artificial norΒ seafood taste.

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fushimi-inari-shrine-sweet-potato-fries-2Huge sweet potato fries to keep one going! Coated with sugar, this is indeed one sweet ending to our journey here.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha
68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho,
Fushimi Ward, Kyoto,
Kyoto Prefecture 612-0882, Japan

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  1. beautiful shrine, isn’t it? oh, the crabstick stall is still there.

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