Fushimi-Inari Shrine and the famous red Torii Gates are just across from the JR Inari Station in Kyoto. One of the most photographed places in Japan, these gates line the path up the mountain behind the shrine. Each gate has been donated by different national and local companies in hopes of good fortune. These gates are placed so closely together that they appear as a magnificent glowing red tunnel. As the head shrine for Inari, the Fushimi-Inari Shrine is rumored to have 10,000 total gates, although more recent figures estimate that there are more than 32,000 gates.
Photo tip: In order to avoid crowds of other tourists for that truly iconic photo, the best times to photograph the Torii Gates are definitely either early morning or late afternoon. Open all 24 hours, it is even possible to visit the shrine at night for a truly spooky experience. :)