watched Memoirs of Geisha? remember the scene where the little girl ran down a row of beautiful tori’s? it’s Fushimi Inari, the film site of the movie.
ever since I’ve watched the movie, coming here was on top on my list on my last Japan trip.
the delicious dorayaki which was as big as my face!
it was near new year’s and shops were filled with Fukubukuro, Lucky Bags which includes goods which you can not choose for a much lower than normal price.
and we’re here! at the entrance to the beautiful shrine!
I thought it was a dog. but I’m pretty sure it’s a fox.
this is where you make a wish.
so first, you go through a row of gigantic tori’s.
the place is more crowded than in pictures, even my pictures. there are A LOT of people and you’ll have to wait for a long time if you want to get a decent picture with LESS people.
and curves like these are the best to wait to get a shot with nobody at all =D.
this picture was not edited. it’s just THIS beautiful. it’s so breath taking I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to just keep strolling around.
oh hello. the tori’s were actually donated by people hence the words on it. if my memory didn’t serve me wrong, one tori costs around 10,000 dollars?
ehehehe. who watches Dragonball too?
I was just laughing out at how cute some of these drawings are.
Fushimi Inari has a huge mountain behind it filled with tori’s. and I wanted to
the tori hike was actually pretty tiring. it was so tiring I was only halfway through. and went back down ahhaha. but I went there again during new years and completed the course!
somewhere in the middle of my ‘hike’. there are rest areas so..
but really, coming here in winter’s not bad really. the weathers purrrrrrfect. and because of the beautiful weather my pictures all turned out perfect without me having to tweak the picture.
after being in Japan for quite a few times, I still can’t find anywhere more beautiful than Kyoto and Fushimi Inari being my favourite.