I went to Ukiha Inari Shrine in Ukiha City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
From Hoshinomura, take Prefectural Road 52, go through the Ozemino tunnel, and when you enter Ukiha, you will suddenly see a torii gate that runs along the mountain.
Ukiha Inari Shrine is a venerable shrine that enshrines the three gods of Fushimi Inari Taisha, Matsuo Taisha, and Fukuoka's Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. In recent years, it has become famous as a place where you can enjoy a superb view.
The biggest feature of Ukiha Inari Shrine is that you can enjoy the spectacular scenery with endless torii gates along the stairs built on the steep slope. The number of torii gates is 91!
In recent years, it has been attracting attention as an Instagram-worthy spot, and not only worshipers but also many young people visit it.
The stairs on the approach road are long stairs with about 300 steps, and it takes a light hike to climb up. If you are confident in your physical strength, you can try climbing from the entrance to the approach, but if you are not confident in your physical strength, you can drive up to the front of the hall of worship.
You can see the Tsukushi Plain in front of you. In fine weather, you can get a distant view of Fukuoka's largest hot spring area, Harazuru Onsen, and the Amagi area.
Many tourists take pictures of the scenery with their smartphones and digital cameras and enjoy it. On this day, I arrived at dusk and was impressed by the view of Ukiha town and the bright vermilion torii gate in the mountains dyed by the setting sun.
It is a very fine hall of worship.
The shrine has been cleaned well, and I felt that it was a shrine loved by the locals.
It is convenient to use a car to access Ukiha Inari Shrine. From the direction of Ukiha station, go straight south on Prefectural Road 52. Then, you will see a series of torii gates on the slope of the mountain. Instead of going to the entrance to the torii gate, you can drive up to the front of the hall of worship through a narrow alley.
This is a highly recommended place. Why don't you visit there when you come near there?
Ukiha Inari Shrine (Ukiha Town Ryukawa Aza Shiro)
In December 1957, Kyoto Fushimi and Inaridaimyojin were solicited in the newly established Joganashi Park. The founder was a member of the Sankinkai, and was supported by Miyuki district residents and volunteers in the town. In 1937, a question was raised at the Sankokai, "Why don't you set up a park in the town as a place for the townspeople to relax?" I came to the conclusion that the hillside at the end of the straight prefectural road is good. After that, the era changed without progressing, the Pacific War began, the world of defeat continued, and in 1955, when the social situation finally subsided, the story reignited and activities resumed. The idea was to organize a park establishment association and build a new plan by connecting a park as a place of relaxation and a shrine as a place of worship.
・ Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the god of the soul of Inakura (business prosperity, five-grain fertility, traffic safety)
・ Kyoto Matsuo Taisha Shrine Oyama 咋 god (Sake brewing, health and longevity)
・ Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Sugawara God (Academic)