For companions of participants in the Kyoto Symposium, we prepare an attractive local tour for experiencing Japanese cultures and visiting representative tourist spots in Kyoto. You will surely find the charm of Kyoto. We are looking forward to your participation in this tour.
It is the main shrine of approximately 30,000 Inari shrines all over Japan, which are believed to have the god of huge harvest, prosperous business, and safety of family, and people of all ages go to worship there. It also has “Senbon Torii*,” the most famous spot, which means one thousand Toriis form a line along the approach. Hence, the Fushimi Inari shrine has been at a high rank in Tripadvisor for a long time and many overseas tourists also visit there.
*Torii means a gate of a shrine.
It has been more than 1,200 years since it was built in the current location, the east of Kyoto, and was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the cultural assets of Kyoto in 1994. It has been known as a pilgrimage site called “Kannon Reijo.” The main building is supported by 13-m pillars from the sides of the mountain, so you can look down and see the view of Kyoto city. Further, the Otowa waterfall in this temple is known as a spiritual spot, which brings you good luck in terms of career, love, and life longevity. This is why many people have been visiting this temple since years.
Kyo-Yaki is a general term for various types of potteries prepared in Kyoto. In particular, Kyo-Yaki made in Gojo-zaka is called Kiyomizu-Yaki. ZUIKOU has been near the Kiyomizu Temple since 250 years; it was built in 1771. More than 10,000 people visit this trail in a year to experience pottery-making. In this tour, you can make your own Kyo-yaki and it will be sent to you later.