But what stands out the most are the thousands of orange/black torii gates. These gates are funded by donations from individuals and companies. The donations starts around $3,000 for a small sized gate and increases to over $8,000 for a large gate. For what they had to pay, it is quite surprising visitors don’t have to pay a single yen to enter! 🙂
At the top of the trail loop, we were greeted with a view of Kyoto!
Hungry Cactus’ verdict: A
There is a reason Fushimi Inari Shrine is a must visit attraction in Kyoto (#1 on tripadvisor!). It is completely free, always open (yes, you can go at night!), beautiful torii gates and a good half day hike to burn off all the calories from previous meals. Enjoy! 🙂