Kyoto, Japan — Planning a trip to the former capital of Japan? You must visit the infamous Fushimi Inari-taisha.

The Shinto shrine can easily be accessed via the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station, and once you arrive, the hike up Mount Inari takes approximately two-three hours. On the trek up, you will see more than 10,000 large and small orange torii gates, and you will have the opportunity to see an incredible view of the city at the Yotsu-tsuji intersection.

I personally hiked up the mountain early in the morning — started at 6 a.m. — to have plenty of time to take photos of the torii gates without many people walking in front of my camera. I would recommend doing the same if you want to avoid the crowds, and be sure to bring a bottle of water and a light snack for your trip.

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Without further ado, here are photos of Fushimi Inari-taisha from The Orange Traveler:

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