On your way down from Fushimi Inari Taisha, it’s one thing to see a lot of Kitsune (fox) statues and a lot of prayer areas but I felt you will see one of the better prayer areas dedicated to kitsune but also find other statues that you would not see going up.
So, in addition to the time it takes going up, you should also dedicate time exploring these areas surrounding Fushimi Inari Taisha on the way down.
And once at the end, you head back the stairs to the inner center near Romon once again. So, take the time to enjoy the site once again. But this time, head to the right and be welcomed by many food vendors and shops around the area (which you can read here).
I have been around many areas in Japan but if there is one location that I have to say, at this current time my favorite place to visit, it would have to be Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto.
Beautiful, mysterious and you probably will discover something new each time you visit. With its mysterious pathways to hundreds upon hundreds of years of tradition, Fushimi Inari Taisha should be on your bucket list for areas to visit in Japan.