Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!
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Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera & Gion [Kyoto]

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It is our 2nd day (cum last full day) in Kyoto before we head for Mt. Fuji the next day… We visited 2 more temples and Gion. Since we are visiting several places today, we brought the City Bus All Day Pass again…

BTW, shops in Kyoto closes really early (like 7-8PM), hence don’t expect shopping after 8PM. To tackle that, we generally shop first and have late dinners… BTW, it’s a must to try out the various food items sold in the food department of the shopping centres… there’s vast variety of Japanese food and you will be spoilt for choices… But do remember to get there early, preferably before the working class knocks off…

Location: Japan - Kyoto


Sign reads : “Room 308 : Tan-San (Mr Tan)!”
That’s heart warming to see this right above our slippers…


Crossed road junction in front of JR Kyoto Station…


A picture with Kyoto Tower…


The busy JR Kyoto Station…








Look out for the Green signboard, that’s where you can reserve seats using the JR passes…


Train poster man doing his job…


Entrance of Fushimi Inari Shrine…
The shrine is a three-minute walk from JR Nara Line Inari Station…


The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari,
and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines...
Good news, admission is FREE!


Wash your hands before going into the temple…


Cleaner at work…


Fushimi Inari Shrine is also famous for the countless torii gates,
offerings by worshippers, that cover the hiking trails of Inarisan,
the wooded mountain behind the shrine's main buildings.
It takes about two hours to walk along the whole trail.



 



See the number of Torii gates? That’s just the beginning…


Engravings on the gates are actually Chinese characters?!


Magnificent sight of countless gates….
Vance: I actually like these gates... Its simple and mostly I think I like their colours!


Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
For high quality version of this clip, surf to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5vuov_uXHY
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Wash hands again…


Write your DOB on these and your wishes will be granted… Cost JPY 200 (S$2.60)…


Gigantic amulet… Cost JPY 10,000 (S$130)…


Alternatively, write your wish on the foxy wooden board…


Smaller Torii gates…


Blessing flags…


Back of the Torii gates showing the donors’ names…
Merchants and manufacturers worship Inari for wealth.
Donated Torii lining footpaths are part of the scenic view.

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Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!

Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008) 

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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera & Gion [Kyoto]

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