Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes

Daigo-ji Temple

Daigo-ji (醍醐寺 Daigo-ji) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi. Daigo, literally "ghee", is used figuratively to mean "crème de la crème" and is a metaphor of the most profound part of Buddhist thoughts. Daigo-ji was founded in the early Heian period. In

Gokonomiya Shrine

A major shrine in Fushimi, Gokô-no-miya was once the chief shrine in the prefecture. It is unknown when it was first established, but there are records that repairs were performed on the main worship hall in 862, so it is clearly at least that old. The name of the shrine, literally

Azumamaro Shrine

Azumamaro Shrine is located inside Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Azumamaro Shrine enshrined Azumamaro Kadano(1669-1736) who was famous scholar in Edo era. "Academic improvement, exam pass" and is revered widely as God.

Sekihou-ji Temple

Sekiho-ji is also known as Hyakujozan and belongs to the Obaku sect. It is said that Sengai Osho of Manpuku-ji founded the temple in the period 1704 - 1711. Originally, the temple was big and had many shrines. However, the temple lost most of the buildings due to repeated fires. The present Hondo (main