Arikoyama Inari Shrine is located beside Izushi Castle Ruins, and is part of the reason why Izushi is lovingly referred to by locals as “Little Kyoto.”
Arikoyama Inari Shrine decorates the base of Mount Arikoyama and is well-known for resembling Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine with its stairway lined with vibrant vermillion red torii gates.
The walk from the base of the staircase to the top takes about 5-10 minutes depending on one’s pace.
Once reaching the top of the staircase, passing through the final torii gate leads visitors to the shrine’s inner grounds accompanied by stone fox statues, resembling the god Inari, a deity associated with foxes as well as wellbeing and prosperity.
39 Izushicho Uchimachi, Toyooka, Hyogo 668-0214