Postcard Perfect — By christinegarvin on December 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

These amazing red gates in Kyoto, Japan guard the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, which is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Kyoto. It might be the deity housed inside that draws crowds to this sacred place, considering he is thought to be the god of prosperity in business. But religious or not, the gates will take your breath away.

Kyoto is one of the largest cities in Japan with an estimated population of 1.5 million, and is located in a valley of the Tamba highlands. It houses over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, and is therefore perfect for the traveler seeking spiritual solace.

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