Starting the first day of the pig year at Fushimi Inari ⛩️ Taisha to pray for a good business year ahead. Good health and happiness for everyone that I know.
Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.
Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital's move to Kyoto in 794.
I didn't venture too far up the mountain though - it was just too packed. Eventually backtracked and decided to detour to Uji instead.
If you are starting to plan your vacation for 2017, you might want to take a look at this cheat sheet for 2017 long weekends. Courtesy of "pohtecktoes", all the public holidays for 2017 provided by the Ministry of Manpower at denoted together with the dates that you might want to apply, and the long weekends that you would get to enjoy.
At a quick glance, you will notice the following attractive stretches that will help you extend your long weekend and get a good long holiday or vacation break for 2017.
Happy planning! =)
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