When the night falls and the crowds are all gone, this becomes a truly mystical place... Fushimi-inari, just a short train ride from Kyoto station.
I climbed up there during the day to find out what to expect. It was interesting, but to be honest, it didn't exactly blow me away. It was just too crowded for me to fully appreciate it. But when the night fell I gave it another shot, and this time it was amazing. Hardly a soul passed by, the torii were scarcely lit, the place felt like something out of a dream. Or a Miyazaki's movie.
The photo wasn't particularly difficult to take, but was an immense pain to process. Whenever I had the white balance correct for the highlights, the shadow areas went all wacky, and vice versa. (2014-11-16 Fushimi-Inari, Kyoto, Japan)