If you need a break while exploring the torii tunnels of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine, then hunt down this friendly little café on the north side of the shrine.
Vermillion exterior – image © Chris Rowthorn
Named for the color of the torii (Shinto shrine gates) of the Fushimi-Inari-Taisha shrine, Vermillion is a great little spot that serves the usual café favorites and some very light meals.
Vermillion interior – image © Chris Rowthorn
It’s a little tricky to find, but Google Maps should sort you out. It’s about 5 minutes’ walk from the main hall of the shrine, on the edge of the shrine, in a residential area.
The best part of the café is the cool deck that looks over a wooded pond. It’s a wonderful place to chill with a drink on a warm day.
Vermillion deck – image © Chris Rowthorn
Vermillion – cafe.
5-31 Kaidoguchi-cho Fukakusa
Non-smoking area: Yes
10-minute walk from Fushimi-inari Station, Keihan line or 10-minute walk from Inari Station, JR Nara line
Official Website (English and Japanese)
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