You may pass by Fushimi Inari's historic sites without even realizing they are there. This route will assist you in locating artifacts from times past. Enjoy the route that helps you imagine how it was in the old days!
The park above the canal was a tram station until the Inari Line went out of business in 1970. If you look carefully under the concrete ramp, you can find the old rails.
The residence on the opposite side of the tea shop "Otani Chaen" has been designated a cultural asset in recent years. This private property is not open to the public, but walking by, you can enjoy the distinctive roof and beautiful color scheme of the tiles.
Inari Station was built when the former Tokaido Line began services from Kyoto to Otsu (currently Zeze) Station via Inari. Later the Inari Station became part of a new line (the present Nara Line). This small brick storage building housed lamps and fuel used in the station and is the oldest Japan National Railways building.
Azumaro Jinja is one of the Fushimi Inari Shrines now worshipped by young people as a deity of entrance exams. Its enshrined deity, Kada no Azumaro, was born the son of a Shinto priest of Fushimi Inari Shrine during the Edo period and later became a scholar of the Japanese classics. His graveyard is now known as a spiritually powerful place. Many who pray here are said to have passed the entrace exams of their first choice schools. His graveyard is hard to find, but it may be worth a try.
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