(GMT)20 MAY 2017 PR_XTH:
Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto, Japan
To get there take one of the frequent trains from Kyoto station to Inari Station on the JR Nara Line. The Stop is 2nd out from Kyoto and takes minutes
The rows of Torii gates which lead to the hiking paths are truly beautiful. This shrine is dedicated to the Shinto God of rice. To gain access to the trails leading up the Inari mountain you get the pleasure of walking through the multitude of gates. From the entrance of the Shinto shrine to the summit of Mount Inari one will gain an elevation of about 550 feet (168 meters) — the mountain is 765 fee/233 meters high) — with 5,000 vermilion torii gates lining the paths.
Inari is the Shinto God of Rice, Sake, and generally business prosperity, hence this god is revered by business-folk and storekeepers. An interesting comparison in the Hindu pantheon would be the elephant god Ganesh who you find in any Indian shops and businesses.