Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that in mind, and desperate to get out on my new bike, I decided to cycle round ALL the Inari Shrines in Tokyo taking each of the 23 wards one at a time.
Inspired by recent interest in tiny shrines, this idea seemed like a good way of hunting them down in a slightly more orderly fashion. This really is not so much about the actual Inari Shrines but just getting out on my bike and having a means to an end. Please note that there are many more Inari Shrines (as well as other shrines) than what’s listed below but these were all the ones registered on Google Maps. The times in brackets next to the name of the shrines note the (approximate) time of day I was at each place.
Starting Point: Shibuya Station (15:18)
1. Sakuramori Inari Shrine @ 1-16-10 Tairamachi (15:43)
2. Higashifushimi Inari Shrine @ 1-22-7 Haramachi (15:53)
3. Shimizu Inari-jinja Shrine @ 1-1-5 Megurohoncho (16:01)
4. Karasumori Inari-jinja Shrine @ 3-39-14 Kamimeguro (16:14)
5. Inari Shrine @ 2-16-21 Ohashi (16:29)
Date: Tuesday 9th June 2020
Area: 14.67 km²
Distance: 15.89 km
Time: 1.12 hrs
Calories Burned: 476
Top: Leicester City 2014-2015 home shirt
Notes: Another one done during a break at work. Only five shrines and the final one was part of a big temple complex at the top of some steep steps. The second shrine was tiny, the third was nice and small and the fourth was quite an interesting shrine with the back entrance on much higher ground than the front one. A short ride overall but I didn’t have as much time to spare as I’d liked to have had on my return to work. More cooling off time was needed!
Fox Rating: 5/10
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