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In this article, we would like to introduce a famous souvenir from one of Japan’s top tourist places , Fushimi Inari Taisha , a place with a Fox God. Keep reading for more interesting details!

What is “Fushimi Inari Taisha?”Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the headquarters of all O-inari-san!

Fushimi Inari Taisha which is located in Kyoto, Japan is not only famous nationwide but also worldwide. It is so famous that it was ranked as the number 1 representative of The Most Famous Tourist Spot in Japan to Foreigners.

The symbol of Fox God to the Fushimi Inari Taisha?

To the Fushimi Inari Taisha, foxes are a very important symbol because it represents their God and it is their missionary.

The foxes have different forms and obtains different types of things in their mouth. Another way to enjoy is to check out what type of objects does each foxes have in their mouth!

Messenger Fox in Araki Shrine

Recently, the Fox Omikuji (Fox Fortune Telling) is becoming a very famous thing to do in Araki Shrine.

From now, we would like to talk about further details as to why it is becoming popular among tourists.

What is Araki Shrine?

Araki Shrine is recently a famous shrine that is inside the compound of Fushimi Inari Taisha!

The year of establishment is not certain, however, it is said to have been built around the years 1868~1912!

The shrine is know to grant wishes to those who want to get married or have a happy marriage.

However, it is not only the fate in love but also the luck of work and life is affected.

Fox Fortune Telling

The Fox Fortune Telling being sold in the Araki Shrine is becoming a new trend to try among tourists!

The foxes of the shrine is highly respected because they are the missionaries and the God itself. Most Japanese call them Kenzoku, which also means as the protector.

Each costs about 500 yen and people must take the foxes in order because it is said to be the right order for the God’s message.

It is a also a famous souvenir because it strongly represents the religion and culture of Japan!

Information of Araki Shrine

  • Address : 〒612-0805 Kyotofu Kyotoshi Fushimiku Fukakusa Kaidoguchicho 12-3
  • Phone Number : 075-643-0651
  • FAX : 075-644-0651
  • Access : 10 minutes walk from JR Nara Railway “Inari Station” / 15 minutes walk from  Keihan Railway “Fushimi Inari Station”
  • Business Hours : 9:00~17:00
  • No Holidays