Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE
Fushimi Jikkokubune Boat Cruise - 伏見十石舟 -
Traveler Friendly
They may not be able to speak English, but the scenery more than makes up for it!
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Japanese.
Languages spoken
Japanese.
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Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Fushimi Jikkokubune Boat Cruise

- 伏見十石舟 -
Traveler Friendly
They may not be able to speak English, but the scenery more than makes up for it!
Information
Japanese.
Languages spoken
Japanese.
2773 6 6.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Enjoy the beauty of Fushimi from a boat on a Fushimi Jikkokubune Boat Cruise
Fushimi’s flat-bottomed jikkokubune boats started carrying freight and passengers between Kyoto’s Fushimi and Osaka in the Edo period, and these boats kept going between these two cities until late Meiji period. Now the boat line runs from spring to autumn and lets tourists see the sake breweries and the beautiful scenery from the seats of a jikkokubune. In spring you get to see cherry blossoms, in summer the green leaves, and in autumn the autumn leaves, so the boat cruise offers you something different every season. When you come to Fushimi in Kyoto, I hope you will not only go to the sake breweries but will also take the Jikkokubune boat ride!
1Highlight
Incredible river scenery
Incredible river scenery
As you go along the canal can enjoy the greenery on both sides of the river. In spring you get to see the cherry blossoms, summer the new green leaves, and in autumn the leaves turning red and yellow, so the scenery is beautiful all year round.
2Highlight
Mito Komon lock gates
Mito Komon lock gates
During the repairs of the Uji River in 1929, these lock gates were built to reorganize the boat lines between the Fushimi harbor and the Uji River. Now these lock gates are a landmark in Fushimi, but they also serve as a way to let the boats cross the non-level land here, and also to control the water level of the river.
3Good Experiences
Enjoy Fushimi both on and off the boat
Enjoy Fushimi both on and off the boat
It’s great how you get to see many nice sights just by sitting on the boat, like the Geikkeikan brewery, the famous but also infamous inn of Terada-ya, and also the place where Biwako Canal and Takase Canal join paths. The captain of the ship only speaks Japanese, but the beauty of the river will more than make up for it, and your finger is sure to keep pressing that shutter button!
4Good Experiences
Mito Komon Museum
Mito Komon Museum
The old control room of the lock gates is now a museum, and inside it, you can learn a lot about both the lock gates and the canals. You also get to see a model of the Fushimi area of the Edo period, so you can take a short trip back in time at this museum. Although the museum is not big, you get to learn a lot about the history of the area at it.
- Manner & Tips -

Manners & Tips - Fushimi Jikkokubune

After seeing the Mito Komon Museum, you could walk on top of the lock gates, and enjoy the beautiful view you get of the Uji River. 

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