Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
The Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is the head shrine of the more than 30,000 Inari shrines in Japan. The shrine was founded in 711, and by the Heian period (794-1185), it was already depicted in the classics as a place of worship for many people. Fushimi Inari-taisha is widely known for its thousand torii (gates) along the mountain roads and the "Oyama Meguri" pilgrimage to sacred sites on Mt. Inari, where the gods reside. It is a sacred place where many people from home and abroad visit for worship and sightseeing.
Fushimi-Momoyama is a city of history, the original castle town from the period when it flourished as the capital under the reign of Toyotomi Hideyoshi from 1592. It was not only a stopover on the highway connecting Kyoto with Osaka and Nara, but was also a key point for both land and water transportation, with the Uji River and canals being developed. The sake brewing industry, which developed by utilizing the rich subterranean water, has been handed down from generation to generation and still attracts tourists as the face of the city.