From the first few days trekking through Tokyo and Kyoto to arrive at our hostel in Gion, some preliminary pictures:
Fushimi Inari Taisha: This shrine traditionally draws in merchants to pray for wealth. Foxes are said to be the messengers of the god Inari, thus the many fox statues around the shrine.
Seimei Jinja: A shrine dedicated to Abe no Seimei, an onmyouji from the Heian Period.
PHEW, that'll be it for part one. I'll post more later.