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Hiking Mt. Inari

Located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture, Mt. Inari is one of the most scenic pilgrimage mountains of the Kansai Region of Japan. Hiking Mt. Inari via the Bamboo Grove Course Mt. Inari Details: Mt. Inari or simply Inariyama , stands 233 meters tall and is a perfect day hike for those living in the city. Since the mountain is a pilgrimage mountain, there are several trails one can use to reach its peak. Some of these trails are made easier by the manmade steps which probably caters to the older pilgrims. These trails pass through several shrines and sub-shrines and not to mention the arcades of vermillion torii gates.  Arrived at Inari Station Going through the Great torii to reach Fushimi Inari Shrine Passing through Fushimi Inari 's famed torii gates The trail up Mt. Inari is just in front of this - the Neagarimatsu Here's one of the trails up  Mt. Inari No more torii gates on this stretch of trail For those who want a bit of challenge and of course lesser cr

Japan Diaries 3: Day 5

Day 5 December 23, 2019 Good morning from Kyoto City, Japan ! For today's adventure, we are going to shift gears from "Family Mode" to a "Tri-group Mode". The first group consists of my parents and my sister Aya. They plan to have a walking tour around Kyoto Station and also go shopping for souvenirs and Christmas gifts for our relatives in the Philippines.  The second group consists of my wife and daughter. They will be heading to our godfather's house in Kumatori, Osaka where they'd spend a few days. My wife plans to cook some dishes and desserts for our upcoming Christmas Eve dinner with them.  I'm back at  Kyoto Station for the Nth time this year. The  third group  consists of me and my brother Patrick. We plan to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine and hike Mt. Inari . Afterward, we'll try to visit as many shrines and temples that we could for the day.  My brother Patrick posing with the giant torii gate and Romon Gate as his backdrop Train to


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