The torii (traditional Japanese gates) symbolises the entrance into a sacred space. Red torii gates welcome everyone at entrances of shrines and if you wonder into an Inari shrine (shrines that worship the god of Inari who can take up the form of a fox), there are paths with rows of red torii that transport you to a surreal world. Each torii is donated by people and businesses as a sign of gratitude for their success. It’s a beautiful gesture of happiness and love of one’s life. The most famous torii path is at the Fushimi Shrine in Kyoto. However, for anyone seeking a similar sight in Tokyo, make your way to the Nezu Shrine, ideally around April for the azaleas which decorate the red paths with indescribable splendour.