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Fushimi district is famous for its breweries; drink sake while you enjoy historic Kyoto

Fushimi District

/ 伏見地区
Fushimi District Main
Fushimi District has three distinct sides to it. First it is known for its sake breweries making use of the clear water of Fushimi, second it is famous as a connecting port between Kyoto and Osaka, and third it is famous for the Battle of Toba-Fushimi that took place here; a battle that can be said to have been the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Still, Fushimi is most famous for its sake breweries. There are many famous breweries based in Fushimi like Gekkeikan and Kizakura. These breweries c...morean be visited and some even have museums and have become popular sightseeing spots. You can take a sightseeing boat down the canal and admire the traditional Japanese houses and factories that line it; the canal gives you a glimpse into the industrial history of Kyoto. Here you can see another part of Fushimi besides Fushimi Inari-taisha, the world-famous shrine with countless tori gates.
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Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
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Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
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Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
I recommend visiting in early April when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The pink and white petals of the sakura make you forget what time it is. As a tip, the plum liquor they sell at Gekkeikan brewery is delicious, sour and sweet at the same time.
Sake Breweries
Must See !
Sake Breweries
The breweries are a landmark of Fushimi. Their fame swept all over Japan after the shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi built his castle here in Fushimi. Even this day you can see Fushimi Castle in Fushimi, though it is only a concrete replica. What makes brewing sake here possible is the great water of Fushimi. You can taste the sake made using this great water at the breweries, and look around and feel the history like in this picture with the walls blackened by the rain.
A Blind Corner
Must See !
A Blind Corner
This is a blind corner you come to no matter from what direction you come from. It was designed to trap the enemy trying to attack the castle. You can see remnants of the town that was built around the castle here. A lot of cars and bicycles pass this road so be careful!
Enjoy Fushimi Jikkokubune boat ride
Must Do !
Enjoy Fushimi Jikkokubune boat ride
A one hour Jikkokubune boat tour takes you to an exciting excursion. It runs from the end of March to early December. Fushimi was a port town for ships transporting goods between Kyoto and Osaka from the Edo Period (1603-1868) to the end of the Meiji Period (1868-1912). It still has that atmosphere.
Stroll in the Midst of Beautiful Nature
Must Do !
Stroll in the Midst of Beautiful Nature
You can spend a relaxing moment here walking along the trees lining the canal. In spring you can see cherry blossoms, in summer everything is green, in fall you can enjoy the foliage, and in winter you can enjoy the crisp air. The rays of sunlight coming from between the leaves were so beautiful I just had to take out my camera.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
To preserve the original scenery there are almost no traffic lights, so be careful when crossing the road.
Fushimi District
Categories Scenery
Phone None
Address Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Directions ・5-minute walk from Keihan Line Chushojima Stn.
・3-minute walk from Kintetsu Kyoto Line Momoyama Goryo Stn.
Hours Does not close
Reservations None
Closed None
Fee ・Fushimi Jikkokubune Boat Ride: Adult (over Jr. high school student): ¥1,000 | Child: ¥500
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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This is heaven for those who love sake. Tasting a variety of kinds is available at museums and bars. It is also easy to access from the center.
Information Japanese, some English
Languages spoken No staff at location
Fushimi District None ・Fushimi Jikkokubune Boat Ride: Adult (over Jr. high school student): ¥1,000 | Child: ¥500 -1/3

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