Complete guide to parking at Fushimi Inari Taisha

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This article introduces the parking facilities available at Fushimi Inari Taisha. At Fushimi Inari Taisha, a large free parking lot is available within the shrine precincts. Additionally, there are temporary parking lots that are only available during busy periods such as the end and beginning of the year.

For a comprehensive overview of the entire Fushimi Inari Taisha, please refer to 「Highlights and access methods of Fushimi Inari Taisha (Kyoto Prefecture)」.

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Number of parking spaces and available hours

The usage and available hours for the parking lot within the precincts of Fushimi Inari Taisha are as follows:

・Number of parking spaces: 175
・Usage fee: Free
・Available hours 05:00 - 22:00

Although Fushimi Inari Taisha is open for worship 24 hours a day, the free parking lot within the shrine is available from 5 AM to 10 PM. Please note that from 10 PM to 5 AM the following morning, neither entry nor exit is possible. Additionally, the shrine parking lot is closed and unavailable from December 30 to January 5 during the New Year period.

The entrance to the parking lot is located just before the main torii gate of Fushimi Inari Taisha's main approach. Look for a sign with a 'P' and turn right there.

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After turning right, please continue straight ahead. The parking lot is on the right side. Then, please park your car according to the instructions of the parking attendant.

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While convenient, the parking lot tends to become full early on weekends. In such cases, please use nearby coin-operated parking lots. Also, the road in front of the parking lot is narrow, and often crowded with tourists walking along it. Therefore, be extremely cautious when entering or exiting the parking lot.

Temporary parking lot

Fushimi Inari Taisha has four temporary parking lots, from the First to the Fourth, which are available only during busy periods such as the New Year holidays. As of April 2023, the Second parking lot has been designated exclusively for bus drop-offs, and the Third parking lot has been turned into a bus waiting area. Therefore, only the First and Fourth parking lots are available for passenger cars.

The location of the First parking lot is as follows:

The address is "9-1 Hirata-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture," right next to the Sunakawa Police Box of Fushimi Police Station. It is about a 10-minute walk to Fushimi Inari Taisha.

The location of the Fourth parking lot is as follows:

The address is "20-1 Shimokawara-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture." It is located a short distance west of the First parking lot. The walk to Fushimi Inari Taisha is approximately 12 minutes.

When the temporary parking lots are open, the available hours for passenger cars are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (based on past years during the New Year holidays). Please contact Fushimi Inari Taisha for the actual available hours.

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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )