Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

I’ve always been fascinated by photos of these kinds of shrines in Japan. Today I finally got to take a few of my own. We came to this shrine in Kyoto really early in the morning today to avoid running into other people, and it turned out to be a really good idea. By the time we had finished exploring the shrine, tons of tourists had showed up. Coming so early meant that the light was pretty low, making handheld shots inside these “tunnels” very difficult, though possible with care.

Walked a good 6 miles or so today, exploring Kyoto. After spending a few hours with friends for dinner, I’m back at the hotel reviewing the images I’ve taken over the past week (and posting this!). What I really should be doing is packing…we’re heading home tomorrow! Sigh…there goes another trip to Japan that just seemed too short!

Camera: Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at 11mm f/2.8 ISO280 1/15 Second

See another shot on flickr!

4 thoughts on “Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

  1. You have NO idea how badly I’d like to go back to Japan and go to that Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine JUST for all those tori gates. How early did you get there, I was thinking we’d have to get there not too long after dawn.

    1. I know right? They are so fascinating! We got there at around 7:30am I believe. It was also raining lightly, so there were very few people there. By the time we left about an hour or so later, however, it was packed! You can only really experience this shrine early in the morning I think =)

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