Happy New Year everyone!
If you have ever dreamed about what it feels like to be in Memoirs of a Geisha and Rurouni Kenshin, then this is the shrine to go. It is considered as one of the big 3 shrines in Japan, alongside Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine and Osaka’s Sumiyoshi Taisha.
Any trip to Japan would largely be trivial without visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine (and Kyoto!). There is just nothing in the world like it.
Here’s how hatsumode (first Shinto shrine visit of the year) is done in Kyoto!