It is said that Fushimi Inari Taisha began when the Inari deity was enshrined on Mt. Inari in the Nara period (711).
The Fushimi Inari Taisha was completely destroyed by the Onin War that lasted for 11 years from 1467 to 1478.
Thirty years later, the current main shrine was rebuilt in 1499.
Today, many shrines in the precincts are designated as important cultural properties.