Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kawasaki City

Keihin Fushimi Inari Jinja (京濱伏見稲荷神社) is a Shinto shrine in Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki City. Keihin is the region that consists of Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. On the volcanic rocks that have been transported to the shrines’s garden from Mt Fuji, there are 108 statues of foxes (kitsune), messengers of Inari. The use of number 108 is yet another proof of how closely connected Shinto and Buddhism are in Japan – 108 is an important symbolic number in Buddhism.

Torii gates give a sense of the atmosphere of Fushimi Inari Temple in Kyoto

The shrine was founded in 1951 by priest Tomizawa Kanjuushi no Mikoto (冨澤冠受大人之命) under the divine guidance of Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari shrine. Ιt is an independent shrine that does not belong to the Association of Shinto Shrines.

Getting there: Tokyo Station to Musashi-Kosugi Station (JR Yokosuka Line): 20 minutes.
Keihin Fushimi Inari Jinja is less than 10 minutes on foot from Musashi-Kosugi Station.

photos: Junko Nagata ©

The main entrance with the big torii and two guardian foxes

The statue of Tomizawa Kanjuushi no Mikoto, founder of the shrine

The garden’s pond imitates the Lake Biwa (Shiga prefecture)

Sengen shrine and a replica of Mt Fuji

The south torii gate