• LOCATION 9 | Fushimi Inari Shrine: An In-Depth Guide

    White Horse and Faith

    White Horse and Faith on Kyoto audio tour Fushimi Inari Shrine: An In-Depth Guide

    After going through the gate, don't go up the stairs, make your way towards the small house with a statue of white horse.

    People used to wish for nice weather and harvests by donating real horses.
    Somehow people started offering business cards wishing for business luck. You might find a pile of business cards on the floor. We don't know how and why it started. Somebody did it one day, and others followed. Interesting to see how religious faith starts.

    When you're done, please go up the stairs to experience the main attraction, Senbon Torii, which literally means 1000 Torii gates.

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Fushimi Inari Shrine: An In-Depth Guide