Today we visited Fushimi-Inari Taisha, a beautiful shrine just outside of Kyoto. It is famous for its 10,000 orange gates creating kilometres of paths up a mountain as well as 100’s of red-bibbed fox statues. Unfortunately there was some heavy rain so we didn’t go all the way to the top!
The foxes are apparently messengers for all the wishes for prosperity and good fortune.
After lunch [fabulous Sushi and yummy assorted sandwiches and skewers of meat] Rod & I went over the road to Nijo Castle. The most spectacular part was definitely the main entrance gate. It is an exquisite masterpiece of cloisonne.Finally another trip into Kyoto for another bout of arcade games for the boys!