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Mt Inari, WW

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Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.

Since early Japan, Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost, though, Inari is the god of rice.

This popular shrine is said to have as many as 32,000 sub-shrines (bunsha (分社)) throughout Japan.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    We are in Japan and just had a breathlessly unforgettable experience. We hiked to a temple in Kyoto named Fushimi Inari Taisha. There, a network of pathways exists to bring visitors and pilgrims all the way up to the summit of Mt. Inari. Armed with my Garmin GPS, we literally wandered wherever we wanted to along this network of trails. Some were paved. Some were dirt. We went through a bamboo forest. The summit was thickly forested so photos weren't really my priority. This 360 gives you an idea of the area:

    At one point we stumbled into a woodwork artist's hut. He was a man named Kosh, and he invited my wife and I in to sit down with him. We chatted for 15-20 minutes. My wife and are of Indian (Hindu) origin, and we talked about the many similarities between Japanese and Indian religious culture. He has been to India. His art was mostly religious in nature, including sculptures of Buddha in many different styles.

    I've traveled to about 30 countries in my life. I speak 3 languages and have lived on 3 continents. So, this sort of experience is something I've been blessed with before. But my wife has not seen the world. She was mesmerized by every step we took. She'll never be the same again. Seeing the world beyond one's borders has that effect, much like seeing the hidden natural world within our borders affects us hikers.

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