Fushimi Inari Taisha is probably the best temple experience I had in my whole time in Japan, mainly because the weather was beautiful that day, and I thought the delicate carvings of the foxes, some sly-looking, some evil, big and small and cute and ugly, were just amazing. It gives the whole place such a fantastic energy you walk around feeling like you're being watched from every angle by the cold, beady little fox-eyes. It's beyond compare.
The way to get there is to take to train from either Kyoto or Nara, it'll take about half an hour, and can be a little stop between the two during a daytrip , though you'll probably want to spend at least a couple of hours there.
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