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Fushimi Inari is the head of all Inari shrines, which is the god of rice and commerce, both of which are very important in Japan. The famous torii gates lined up all over the mountainside were donated by various companies in Japan and they are written on the outside of the gates.
You'll often find fox statues at inari shrines throughout the nation. In Shintoism, foxes are believed to be messengers, particularly for Inari, although foxes have importance in Japanese culture outside of Shintoism, as well. During the Heian Period, Fushimi Inari Shrine was considered to be one of the top shrines in Japan and the Imperial Court made offerings here.
The Fushimi area is famous for Inari-zushi. If you want to try it, be aware that there is a small restaurant halfway up the mountainside that offers authentic Inari-zushi much cheaper than the shops at the bottom, and it also offers a great view of the torii gates!
Entrance is free.
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