Japan, travel

//FEW FINE FOXES

29/08/2013
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The last few blog posts have been very travel inspired and thus I have made the decision to make a new blog category labelled ‘travel’ which will fall under the ‘photography category. Thought it was appropriate to cater for the numerous Japan blog posts and (hopefully!) future travel posts!

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. Foxes are thought to be the sun god, Inari’s messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. -sourced from Japan Guide 

What struck me about the place was the vibrancy and the colour, and how cute each of the foxes were! (Were these really religious motifs? They were so cute!) Such an amazing work of human effort. Every aspect of the place was so; unique, interesting and extremely captivating as the bright colours caught your attention and amazing architecture was phenomenal.

Vess and I reached this place by bicycle, (seriously, if you ever find yourself in Kyoto, highly recommend hiring a bike and travelling around the city, one of the top highlights of our trip!) which was only a 20 min bike ride from our hostel. It was so great to actually rest our feet from the constant walking, and to use one of the most popular modesof transport of Japan! When we arrived in Japan, I was personally so surprised by the number of bikes everywhere. As well as the number of people using bicycles; young and old, ladies in high heels and police men all would casually ride throughout the city.

Ah, looking back on everything makes me long to travel again,
Hope your days were filled with wonder and new discoveries

v&v

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