vol.141:Fushimi A Retro Town

Speaking of sightseeing in Kyoto, the Higashiyama area around Kiyomizu-dera and Gion, and the Arashiyama and Sagano areas on the west side are the most famous. Kyoto, which you will want to visit many times, has the attraction of attracting many people in addition to these areas.

For those who want to visit a different place than usual, we recommend the Fushimi Ward area located in the south of Kyoto City. This time, we would like to introduce the recommended spots in Fushimi, Kyoto.

Walk around the streets lined with sake breweries


First of all, speaking of Fushimi, the sake brewery tour is famous. Kyoto Fushimi is a city with many sake breweries along with Kobe’s Nada in Kansai. Among sake lovers, it is called Nada’s men’s sake and Fushimi’s women’s sake, and it is famous as a mellow sake. You can also stroll around the cityscape with sake breweries and enjoy tasting at facilities such as Kizakura Kappa Country and Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall operated by a major brewery.

Cruising


It is also recommended to take a walk around Lake Biwa Canal together with the sake brewery tour. Lake Biwa Canal and the Ujigawa school flow in Fushimi, where you can enjoy the cityscape while being scenery by a small sightseeing boat.
Lake Biwa Canal and the Ujigawa embankment are also famous spots for cherry blossoms in Kyoto, and in the spring you can stroll around the city while enjoying the cherry blossoms.

【Basic information】
Jukkokubune Crusing
Service period:
Early summer to early winter

Address:
Behind the laurel wreath Okura Memorial Hall Along the river

Time:
10: 00-16: 00
Regular holiday: Monday irregular holiday

Access:
5 minutes walk from Keihan Chushojima Station

Price:
Adults 1,200 yen (junior high school students and above), children 600 yen (elementary school students and below)

To spots related to Ryoma


Fushimi also has a stage of turbulent history at the end of the Edo period. That is “Teradaya”, which is related to Ryoma Sakamoto and has many fans around the end of the Edo period. This Teradaya is where Ryoma Sakamoto used to stay in Kyoto. Legend has it that when a thug struck while staying at Teradaya, Ryō, who was taking a bath, ran up the stairs naked and informed him of the danger. At Teradaya, various things related to Ryoma, such as the bath that Ryō was taking a bath at that time and the stairs that ran up, are exhibited, and it is a spot that even Ryoma fans want to visit at least once.
In addition, you can still stay at Teradaya, so if you are a fan, you can spend your time thinking about the end of the Edo period when Ryoma ran around.

【Basic information】
Address:
263 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-Ku, Kyoto-Shi, Kyoto 612-8245

Time:
10: 00-16: 00 (15:40 reception closed)
Regular holiday: Monday irregular holiday 1/1 to 1/3

Access:
5 minutes walk from Keihan Chushojima Station

In addition to the above, there are many sightseeing spots such as Fushimi Momoyama Castle and Jonangu in the Fushimi area, and it is recommended as an area where you can take a leisurely stroll while feeling the history of Kyoto.

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