Fushimi Inari Taisha is the most spiritual place I have been to. It’s beauty makes me want to be a better person. It’s perfect balance with it’s natural surroundings makes me want to be a better environmentalist. The fact that it is the culmination of hundreds of thousands of peoples devotion over the course of over a thousand years makes me want to give more to the world I am lucky enough to occupy.
There is an intangible force at work there that moves me, guides me, and speaks to me. I like to think that it is the voice of the millions of other people who have been here before me, echoing through time.