The Meguro River is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. Its tributaries include the Kitazawa River and the Karasuyama River.
The highlight of the shrine is the rows of torii gates, known as Senbon torii. The custom to donate a torii started to spread since the Edo period (1603 – 1868) to get a wish to become true or to thank for a wish that became true. Along the main path there are around 1,000 torii gates.
First and foremost, Inari is the kami of rice, but merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshiped Inari as the patron of business. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari-taisha has been donated by a Japanese business.
Motonosumi Inari Shrine is famous for its 123 red torii gates that lead up a cliff overlooking the Japan Sea, and for the impressive view of the contrasting colours of the red torii gates, the blue sky and ocean and the surrounding greenery. It’s believed that each of the torri gate houses one kami (god). That’s why people come to worship the place.
The Itsukushima shrine is one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions. It is most famous for its dramatic gate, or torii on the outskirts of the shrine ,the sacred peaks of Mount Misen, extensive forests, and its aesthetic ocean view. (What you are seeing is just the gate of the shrine. Poke around to see more.)