Our final destination on January 3rd was Sasuke Inari Jinja (佐助稲荷神社). Inari shrines are famous for the numerous red torii gates forming a kind of tunnel along the main path leading up to the shrine. They also have guardian fox statues in front of the shrine, just like other shrines have guardian dog statues. This shrine is near Zeniarai Benten, but it’s much less popular. But when we were there, there were plenty of visitors. This was my second time at this shrine. Apparently, this shrine was the site of the hidden village of Kamakura, which was home to the predecessors of the ninja. It’s in a well protected area, being difficult to reach except for one direction. Enjoy the pictures!
And that’s it for the Oshogatsu pictures. I hope you enjoyed it!