●Kyoto Tour
Fushimi Inari Taisha(Shrine)
Also known as “O-inari-san”, Inari shrines are the most familiar shrines to Japanese people. There are said to be some thirty thousand throughout the country, frequented by people of all ages. Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of all affiliated shrines. In the 1300 years, since its establishment in 711AD, people have gathered here to pray for bountiful harvests, business prosperity, the safety of their home and family and the fulfillment of all kinds of other wishes. In recent years, the shrine’s Japanese worshippers have been joined by overseas visitors coming to pray or tour the shrine. Fushimi Inari Taisha is now known worldwide as one of the most iconic sights in Kyoto, and in Japan as a whole.


Arashiyama is a scenic popular tourist area in Kyoto. It is located around the Togetsu-kyo Bridge, a symbol of Arashiyama, over the Katsura River. It is an area rich in nature, and it was also a villa for nobles during the Heian period. After visiting the beautiful Japanese garden and a stroll through the bamboo grove, please enjoy shopping along the popular streets

Over 1200 years have passed since the foundation of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Halfway up Mt. Otowa, one of the peaks in Kyotoʼs Higashiyama mountain range, stands the temple, to which large numbers of visitorscome to pay their respects to Kannon, a deity of great mercy and compassion. For this reason, our temple isknown as a “Kannon Reijo.” “Reijo” is a Japanese word meaning a “holy place”with which the Kannonʼs compassion is abundant.

The figure of Kannon embodies your thankful hearts-feelings of gratitude for coming into this world, your tranquil daily lives, and your loved ones, friends, and acquaintances who are always there beside you.
In other words, worshiping Kannon means taking a hard look at your true self.
Live your day-to-day lives, expressing your gratitude. And find the Kannonʼs compassion in your everyday deeds. We at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, along with the deity Kannon, wish for the happiness of all people across in the world.

When you visit the temple, simply put your hands together when in front of the statue of Kannon and offer a prayer of thanksgiving.