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[Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine] Shrine Is Well-known for Vermilion Torii Gates in Row

August 19th, 2019

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine (札幌伏見稲荷神社) is a shrine established in 1884 in Fushimi, Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Moiwayama Ropeway (藻岩山ロープウェイ) and Asahiyama Memorial Park (旭山記念公園), and is well-known for vermilion torii gates in a row. In a winter, a conbinaton of white snow and the vermilion torii gates is beautiful, and a lot of overseas tourists come to enjoy the view. The shrine is also popular with Japanese as a sacred site, and worships Uganomitama -no-mikoto (倉稲魂命), Oyamatsumi-no-mikoto (大山祇命), Okuninushi-no-mikoto (大國主命), Kotoshironushi-no-mikoto (事代主命) and Ame-no-uzume-no-mikoto (天鈿女命) split from Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) in Kyoto. The Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine is smaller than the Fushimi Inari Taisha. The main shrine, Aramitama Shrine (荒魂社), a shrine office, Memorial Stone of Mr. Kauznori Ueda (上田一徳翁之碑), Bust of Mr. Sozaburo Ayuha (阿由葉宗三郎翁之像), Memorial Stone of Fire Protection (火防碑) and a parking lot are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gates
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gates and Snow
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Aramitama Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine

The Fushimi Inari Taisha in the Kyoto is the head inari shrine with about 30,000 inari shrine branches in Japan. Hata clan reportedly founded it in 711. When Mr. Irogu Hata (秦伊呂具) made a target of an arrow with a rice cake, and shooted the mark with an arrow, the target turned into a bird, and flew away. After the bird landed on a mountain peak, rice plants grew. So around the land was called "Inaneri (伊禰奈利)", and the name seemed to be the origin of Inari Shrine. The shrine has worshiped the gods of grain and foods, and has guarded food situation in the Japan. The Inari Shrine is famous as a fox shrine, but the god is not a fox, and messengers of the god are foxes. By the way, images of the fox were hardly seen at the Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine for some reasons.

Fushimi Inari Taisha
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine

Movie of Fushimi Inari Taisha

The Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine was choosen as a setting of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha (いなり、こんこん恋いろは), Japanese anime, and some poeple seem to enjoy visiting the real-life locations. As for tasty restaurants near the shrine, Oniwasoto Fukuwauchi (鬼はそと福はうち), Missu House Fushimi Head Office (ミッシュハウス 伏見本店) and Hillside Terrace Fushimi Griller (ヒルサイドテラス ふしみグリエ) are popular in particular.

SAPPORO

Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here

Sapporo
札幌

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine in Spring and Winter

An atmosphere of the shrine is changed depending on snow. I visited here in a spring and the winter.

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine in Winter

In the winter, vermilion torii gates are showy in the white snow. I almost feel as if 26 torii gates in a row are the entrance of another world, and visitors may feel non daily life. A lots of oversea people come to savor the impressive scenery. When I visited here in February, a group of Hong Kong tourists, a group of Korean tourists and a group of Thai tourists wearing Japanese kimono visited here. Taking a photo with rented Japanese kimono is popular, and some tourists sometimes hire a professional photographer.

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Photographer Takes Photo of Overseas Tourist with Snowman
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Vermilion Torii Gates in Snow Is Showy
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Overseas Tourists Wearing Japanese Kimono
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gates Are Built Consecutively
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gates Stand in A Row
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine

They did not get used to Japanese winter footwears, and the approach to the shrine is easy to slip, so watch your step. Especially, the down slope is very slippery. The Korean tourist was fallen down, and it looked painful.

Overseas Tourist Wearing Japanese Kimono
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Overseas Tourist Wearing Japanese Kimono
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Site of Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Main Building and Torii Gate
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Omikuji
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Main Building
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Suzuo (Bell with Cord)
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Aramitama Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (15 Cars)
Business hours 24 Hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-11-562-1753
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 399 824*28

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine in Spring

50th Opening Anniversary of Fushimi Village (伏見開村50年記念碑) and stone steps are built at the bottommost shrine, and the approach to the shrine is across Hokkaido Road 89 from the stone steps. The vermilion torii gates in a row on the approach to the shrine are a mysterious scenery. When I visited here in mid May. Double cherry blossoms were full in bloom on the parking lot. In the season without the snow, few overseas tourist come, and a lot of visiters were local poeple. It was a bit cold at the site, and visitors felt the sanctity of the shrine. A movie such as Fox's Wedding was shooted, and I felt that the shrine also suited Japanese kimono even in the summer season.

50th Opening Anniversary of Fushimi Village and Stone Steps
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gates
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Garden beside Approach to Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gates
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Stone Steps
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Site of Shrine
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Double Cherry Blossom Are Full in Bloom on Parking Lot
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Chozusha
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Torii Gate in Front of Main Building
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Main Building
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Main Building
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Main Building
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine
Woman Wearing Japanese Kimono
Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine

Movie of Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine

List of Activities

Japanese Kimono can be rented in the Sapporo. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion

Movie of Japanese Kimono Rental

FURISODE Furifuri Mode(FURISODE ふりふり・もーど)
kita Loli Salon(北ロリサロン)
Jalan
Mituki Sakura(美月桜)

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Sapporo Fushimi Inari Shrine. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

広告

Yamahana

Shabby House(シャビーハウス)
Jalan
Rakuten
Kato House(カトーハウス)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Ocho Guest House(オチョゲストハウス)
Jalan

Susukino

Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビス スタイルズ 札幌)
B4 Apartment in Sapporo(B4 アパートメント イン 札幌)
Jalan
Rakuten
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekinishi(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅西)
ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Susukino(ホテルマイステイズ札幌すすきの)
the b sapporo susukino(ザ・ビー 札幌すすきの)
Tmark City Hotel Sapporo(Tマーク シティ ホテル 札幌)
HOTEL RELIEF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルリリーフ札幌すすきの)
Hotel Nets Sapporo(ホテルネッツ札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekiminami(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅南)
Mercure Hotel Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekimae(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅前)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino(アパホテル 札幌すすきの)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Sapporo(天然温泉プレミアホテル -CABIN- 札幌)
Spa Hotel SOLE Susukino(SPA HOTEL ソーレ すすきの)
Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Chuo(ホテルルートイン 札幌中央)
Marks Inn Sapporo(マークスイン札幌)
The Stay Sapporo(The Stay Sapporo)
Spa Safro(すすきの天然温泉 スパ・サフロ)
Super Hotel Sapporo Susukino(スーパーホテル札幌・すすきの)
Booking
Jalan
Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South(レッドプラネット札幌すすきの南)
Jalan
Hotel WBF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルWBF札幌すすきの)
Comfort Hotel Sapporo Susukino(コンフォートホテル札幌すすきの)
Smile Hotel Premium Sapporo Susukino(スマイルホテルプレミアム札幌すすきの)
Hotel Sho SAPPORO(ホテル翔SAPPORO)
Booking
TIARA HOTEL SAPPORO SUSUKINO(ティアラホテル札幌すすきの)
Booking
HOTEL RENER SUSUKINO(HOTELリーネルすすきの)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Crossroads(東横イン札幌すすきの交差点)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Minami(東横イン札幌すすきの南)
Booking
BIZCOURT CABIN SUSUKINO(BIZCOURT CABINすすきの)
Booking
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino(ダイワロイネットホテル札幌すすきの)
Comics and Capsule Hotel Comicap Sapporo Susukino(Comics&CapsuleHotelコミカプ札幌すすきの店)
Booking
Sapporo Tobu Hotel(札幌東武ホテル)
HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo(ホテルリブマックス札幌)
JASMAC PLAZA HOTEL(ジャスマックプラザホテル)
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel(札幌東急REIホテル)
Hotel North City(ホテルノースシティ)
Weekly Sapporo 2000 & Annex(ウィークリーさっぽろ2000&アネックス)
SappoLodge(ゲストハウス SappoLodge)
Capsule Inn Sapporo (Male Only)(カプセル・イン札幌)
Business Hotel Line(ビジネスホテルライン)
Booking
Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビススタイルズ札幌)
Sapporo Park Hotel(札幌パークホテル)
Hotel Annex(ホテルアネックス)
Hotel Ronshan Sapporo(ホテル ロンシャンサッポロ)
Hotel New Budget Sapporo(ホテルニューバジェット札幌)
Hotel Royal Stay Sapporo(ホテル ローヤルステイ・サッポロ)
Frame Hotel Sapporo(フレイムホテル札幌)
Swanky Hotel Otomo(スワンキーホテル・オートモ)
Sapporo Daiichi Hotel(札幌第一ホテル)
Booking
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo(クインテッサホテル札幌)
Hotel Resol Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルリソル札幌 中島公園)
HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park(ホテルマイステイズプレミア札幌パーク)
Hotel Porte(HOTEL PORTE)
HP
Hotel Shinto(ホテル新東)
Karaksa Hotel Sapporo(からくさホテル札幌)
Social Hostel 365(Social Hostel 365)
Time Peace Apartment(タイムピースアパートメント)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Kuranoya Sapporo(倉のや 札幌)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Sapporo Guest House Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
Jalan
The Stay Sapporo Nagomi(THE STAY SAPPORO 和ーNAGOMIー)
Sapporo Inn Nada(サッポロイン NADA)
Igloo Dorm & Breakfast(IGLOO Dorm&Breakfast)
Ten to Ten Nakajima-Koen(Ten to Ten HOKKAIDO Hostel & Kitchen)
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu(札幌エクセルホテル東急)
Hotel Lifort Sapporo(ホテルライフォート札幌)
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park(ベッセルイン札幌中島公園)
Booking
Hotel Vista Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルビスタ札幌 中島公園)
City Cabin by Nikoh Refre (Male Only)(ニコーカプセルホテル リフレ)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Nakajima Park(ホテルマイステイズ札幌中島公園)
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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