On Sunday, our flight was leaving in the evening, so we had the morning to see the last two things on our list. A Japanese shopping market where I bought several postcards, and of course we had to see the Fushimi Inari Shrine. The shrine has its own metro stop, so it is very easy to access.
Those beautiful orange columns, carved with black Japanese gave an extremely aesthetically pleasing contrast. The shrine, much like the park was filled with women in kimonos taking wonderful pictures. We found out that the shrine actually leads all the way up a mountain that is lined with the orange and black columns. That’s how all those instagramers get their solo shot, by climbing to the top. We were not dressed for hiking, and since we couldn’t find available lockers we also had all of our bags with us and so we just climbed halfway up.
It is so mesmerizing to walk through the shrine. We also saw a lot of fox statues, we later learned that the shrine was built for the god Inari, who used foxes has his messengers.
We also stopped by Nishki Market to experience the treasures Japanese markets hold and of course do a little souvenir shopping.
It was such a perfect little weekend getaway in Japan.