10D9N Spring Japan Trip: Foodie Adventure at Fushimi Inari, Kyoto

Whenever there is a big temple, there is a lot of food stalls nearby. After wandering Japan for a few days, I somewhat notice that this is true especially for those popular temples like Fushimi Inari Shrine or Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Since Inari means "fox" in Japanese, there are a lot of fox statues which you can buy as a souvenir from the souvenir stores near Fushimi Inari. 

10D9N Spring Japan Trip: Foodie Adventure at Fushimi Inari, Kyoto

Despite being famous for the foxes, a lot of stores near Fushimi Inari also sell the lucky cat (which is usually displayed at the cashier of some stores or restaurants in Asia). The Japanese name for the lucky cat is Maneki Neko (re: the Beckoning Cat). This is because the cat is always depicted with an upright paw, sometimes still and sometimes moving (if it comes with battery).

Maneki Neko at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto Japan

We were more interested toward the food instead of the souvenirs though. We moved from one stall to another, trying to find the "one".

Food street at Fushimi Inari Kyoto Japan

So many interesting food being sold here from hot dog to pizza. We should probably get something like inari sushi or kitsune udon, right? Being at Fushimi Inari and all...

Food Stall at Fushimi Inari Kyoto Japan

But our eyes are glued to the big pieces of octopus. 

Takoyaki stall at Fushimi Inari Kyoto Japan

And we ended up getting ourselves a mouthful of takoyaki. Yummy! 

Takoyaki from Fushimi Inari Kyoto Japan

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