For our last day in Kyoto, I wanted to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine in southern Kyoto. The beautiful orange colors of the torri gates in the midst of the bamboo forest really caught my attention when I first started reading about traveling in Kyoto. I was also eager to spend sometime outside hiking after almost one week of walking around in the city.
The shrine is very easy to get to with a JR pass. It is located in southern Kyoto, along the JR Nara line. From the Kyoto station, it is a 5 minute ride to the Inari station.The entrance of the shrine is right out of the train station, the orange color really does make an excellent landmark.