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Get to know Fushimi’s history

Fushimi District

/ 伏見地区
Fushimi District Main
Fushimi, which is located in south Kyoto, has three faces. Sake making and a port for connecting Kyoto and Osaka and also famous for its castle town historically, among these, the most famed thing is Sake. Breweries of Gekkeikan or Kizakura are here in Fushimi, and popular at home and abroad. At the canal between them, you can ride a pleasure boat and enjoy the traditional scene. It is also interesting to see the locals fishing or painting there. Speaking of Fushimi, Fushimi-inari shrine comes t...moreo mind, but its further south has essential part for Kyoto’s development.
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Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
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Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
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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. Looking at pink and white petals with sake cellar is amazing that you forget time. Plum sake made in Gekkeikan is sweet and sour, and irresistible.
Sake breweries
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Sake breweries
These are Fushimi’s landmark, Sake breweries. General samurai Hideyoshi Toyotomi built Fushimi castle in Azuchi-momoyama period (1573-1603), that made its sake spread all over Japan. The crucial water that influences sake’s taste still spring, and can be tried at museums of Gekkeikan and Kizakura. The deep-black outside tells you its story.
Blind alley
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Blind alley
This is a corner where you hit wherever you come. When the castle was built, they made it to avoid an immediate assault on them. The trace reminds you that it used to be a castle town, but now cars and motorcycles come and go non-stop from 4 different streets. Watch out!
Enjoy Fushimi Jikkokubune boat ride
Must Do !
Enjoy Fushimi Jikkokubune boat ride
An hour Jikkokubune boat tour takes you to an excursion. It runs from the end of March to first of December. Fushimi was a port town for transporting ships between Kyoto and Osaka in Edo era (1603-1868) and end of Meiji era (1868-1912). It still has an atmosphere.
Stroll through at the seasonal surrounding
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Stroll through at the seasonal surrounding
There is a walking course along the canal, you can relax and spend time with seasonal flowers and foliage. Cherry blossom for spring, autumn leaves for fall, deep greenery for summer, you can enjoy all seasons. Take a picture of sight with sunlight coming through leaves.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
To preserve the beautiful view, traffic lights almost cannot be seen. Consider others and prevent an accident.
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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