Enjoy a Stroll Around Fushimi

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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

This museum allows guests to experience sake brewing in Fushimi, as well as the history and culture of Japanese sake. It exhibits old brewing tools and several historical materials that tell the story of Gekkeikan since its founding. Guests can also have a taste of ginjoshu sake at the end of the tour.

Gekkeikan Uchigura Sake Brewery

The Uchigura Sake Brewery, which is adjacent to the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, houses the Sakekobo Mini-Brewery(reservations required). Here, sake is still brewed using traditional methods.

Gekkeikan Head Office

The Gekkeikan Head Office blends in with the overall landscape due to its design that was based on a sake brewery. Guests can see buildings from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods in this area.

Main House of the Okura Family(not open to the public)

The Okura Residence was built in 1828 as brewery-cum-residence on the site where Gekkeikan was founded. It escaped destruction during the Battle of Toba-Fushimi in 1868 and remains standing to this day.

Fushimi Yumehyakushu(former head office of Gekkeikan)

This building from the Taisho period was used by Gekkeikan as its head office for many years and has Western touches all over the place. It is now home to Fushimi Yumehyakushu, a café, souvenir shop and tourist information center run by the Fushimi Tourism Association.

View of the Sake Brewery from the Horikawa River

This is one of the most photogenic views in Fushimi. The view of the Gekkeikan Uchigura Sake Brewery from the Horikawa River, which once served as the outer moat of Fushimi Castle, is a beloved tourist landmark in Fushimi, Kyoto.

Jikkokubune Boats

Jikkokubune boats plying the Horikawa River are available for sightseeing from spring to autumn. Tourists can enjoy the historical landscapes of breweries and inns, rows of willow and cherry blossom trees, and other seasonal natural views along the waterfront.

Benzaiten Choken-ji Temple

The Choken-ji Temple is popularly known as “Shima no Benten-san” (Island Benten). It gives off an exotic air, owing to its Ryugu-zukuri (Dragon Palace-style) temple gate and its surrounding red walls. This Buddhist temple belongs to the Daigo branch of the Shingon school.

Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to the local guardian deity of the whole town of Fushimi. It enshrines the soul of the Empress Jingu, who is considered the patron goddess of safe birth. Its main hall and temple gate are registered as Important Cultural Properties. The new government army of the Satsuma clan used this temple as its base during the Battle of Toba-Fushimi.

Otesuji Shopping Arcade

The Otesuji Shopping Arcade cuts east-west across Fushimi Momoyama. Many shops and restaurants are gathered here, allowing visitors to experience the special local vibe. A total of seven shopping streets, including Otesuji, can be found in the area.

Nayamachi Shopping Arcade

Established in 1909, this shopping arcade with a wide array of food stores has become known as “Fushimi’s Kitchen”. Its granite pavements give the arcade a modern vibe.

Ryoma-dori Shopping Street

Located to the east of the Teradaya Inn, this shopping street has street lights and stone pavements that give off a retro vibe. Souvenir shops selling Ryoma-themed goods and restaurants line this street, with an atmosphere reminiscent of the late Edo and early Meiji periods.

Teradaya Inn and Former Site

The Teradaya Inn is famous for hosting Sakamoto Ryoma. In addition to touring the inn itself, guests can also view the garden, which is akin to a historical site that features a statue of Ryoma and stone monuments that recount historical events involving the inn.

Sake Brewery-Styled Eating and Drinking Establishments Distinctive to the Fushimi Sake District (Kyoto-Fushimi Mikura Association)

Kizakura Kappa Country

This sake brewery and restaurant includes a beer brewery. Guests can have a taste of freshly brewed local beer and Kizakura sake. They can also visit the Kizakura Museum inside the brewery.

Tsuki no Kurabito

This restaurant offers customers the chance to enjoy Japanese food in a spacious sake brewery-styled facility that used to be an old Gekkeikan brewery (rice polishing plant during the Taisho period). Their homemade authentic "zaru" tofu goes exceptionally well with Gekkeikan sake.

Torisei – Main Branch

Built from a remodeled century-old sake brewery, this restaurant offers customers the special local chicken dish and Shinsei sake. Their fresh, undiluted sake, which comes straight from the brewery and is poured from a serving tank, is especially popular.

Ume no Hana – Kyoto-Fushimi Branch

Renovated from a sake brewery to a relaxing space, this restaurant offers their very own kaiseki-ryori (a special multi-course meal) made with tofu, soy milk, and yuba (tofu skin).