Trip to KYOTO: Fushimi Inari Taisha with children!How about go hiking?
I will introduce a trip to Kyoto’s nature and historical area with children!This topic is a trip to Fushimi Inari Taisha.
[Kyoto with children] Fushimi Inari Taisha famous for the red torii!
Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto is Inari’s main shrine and is famous for its hugely popular spots from foreign tourists.When I was a student, I visited Fushimi Inari Taisha, but this time I visited there with my children.For me, it’s not so much a visit as a shrine with a strong image of mountain climbing.Because it was a hot summer this time, I climbed up to the tea house on the way.The number of red torii gates lasts countless times anyway.
Where’s the parking lot?
The parking lot is right in front of Fushimi Inari Taisha.It is available free of charge in the parking lot available to worshippers, except during the year-end and New Year holidays.It may be crowded on weekends and holidays, and you will be parked at the nearby coin parking lot.My family reached there before nine o’clock in the morning on weekdays.By 11 o’clock, there were quite a few cars parked.If you use the precinct parking lot, I recommend early in the morning.If you park at the precinct parking lot, it is convenient to be close to a little souvenir shop and restaurant in front of the precincts.
[Kyoto with children] In fact, there is a hiking trail?!Let’s decide in advance whether to just worship or climb!
It is not only a shrine, but also the charm of Fushimi Inari Shrine.You can hike well.
In the case of children, it is just right to make the goal to the teahouse and turn back from there.If you want to get a better view from the teahouse to the shrine, you need to be prepared to bring a drink or make your shoes sneakers.The more you climb through the red torii gate, the more natural it is.Insect repellent measures are also necessary for children.
[Kyoto with children] Inari-san everywhere!What do you have in your mouth?
In the precincts, there are not only torii gates, but also statues of Inari-san everywhere.And, each one is towering with a different thing in the mouth.The children, too,
“This new one has rice in his mouth!”You mean to be able to eat a lot of rice?
Such as, to work the delusional power (laughs).
[Kyoto with children] even if it is cool in the torii, there is up and down!
In the torii, of course, the shadow frees you from the heat.Some places are like stairs, while others are gentle slopes.It is easy for children to walk and the steps are not high.
Cross the bridge or take a rest at the rest area and look at the Japanese garden.You can feel nature and history, and it can also be a very good exercise.
It is easy to access from the center of Kyoto, and if you take off the time (around 10:30 in the morning when my house returned to the front of the precincts, the number of people was increasing rapidly.)Because it is vacant, you can take a leisurely walk.Even though there are many shadows, in the case of hot summer, to have drinks and to prevent heat stroke are essential!It is recommended because it is possible to walk happily even with children.
Fushimi Inari Taisha English official website : http://inari.jp/en/