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    Fushimi Inari Shrine - Great Attractions (Kyoto, Japan)

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    Take a tour of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

    The shrine of Inari, the Japanese god of rice and business, is a sacred site.

    There are thousands of Inari shrines across Japan, but this one in Kyoto is the most popular.

    The walkways are lined with torii—orange gates that denote a sacred space.

    Businessmen and merchants have donated thousands of torii to their patron of business.

    There are many mounds available at the shrine for private worship.

    Foxes are typically seen at Inari shrines. This idol at the main gate is holding a rice granary key.

    Millions of visitors visit the Inari Shrine over the Japanese New Year.