Fushimi Inari-taisha, located on the mountain of Inari-san, in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, is known as the headquarters of all the Inari shrines nationwide, said to total 40,000. The shrine is believed to have been built in 711 by one Hata-no-Irogu, who came over to Japan from the continent, and the Hata family administered the shrine over many generations. The shrine is sacred to Uka-no-mitama-no-kami who presides over the five cereal crops and was originally worshipped as the god of foods and agriculture, but later as the god of commerce and fisheries as well. Even now, people praying for prosperity in business worship Uka-no-mitama-no-kami. At the beginning of the year, the shrine bustles with crowds of visitors praying for happiness throughout the year

桃山位於京都市的南部、東山連峰南端的丘陵地帶,其南面鄰接宇治川。16世紀左右作爲連接大阪、京都、奈良的水陸交通樞紐漸漸發達起來,16世紀的武將豐臣秀吉在此建築了伏見城。約20年後,統一日本的德川家康摧毀了此城,由於在此城迹種植著很多的桃樹,所以此丘陵一帶後來被叫做桃山。

此處的伏見稻荷大社作爲生意興隆、時來運轉、技術發展的守護神吸引了諸多的信徒,是全國約4萬家稻荷神社的主神社。稻荷山高聳在神社內,被供獻的紅色鳥居象長長的隧道一直延伸到山頂,約4公里的道路上總是擠滿了參拜者

How to get there?

乘坐JR奈良線從京都站到桃山站約12分鐘。

From Kyoto Stn./JR Nara Line/5-min. ride/Inari Stn./2-min. walk