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Spots in the Fushimi Area! Cycling along the Kamo-river and Visiting Sake Brewery

2020/02/24


Hello, this blog will introduce the spots in Fushimi area, which is the south area of Kyoto.
Fushimi is famous for Sake brewery, there are many brewery where you can see inside and buy Japnese Sake!!
The streets are nostalgic and quiet, most of the people like to visit such as Arashiyama or Higashiyama area in Kyoto.
If you do not like crowded sightseeing spots, Fushimi area will be the right place to go!!

This route will first start from the Kamo-river. After you go down the river, you will see another river called 
"Higashi-Takase-gawa"(東高瀬川) 

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You can go along the Higashi takase river too.
If you want to take picture in front of the sake brewery, please keep the left side.
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After you see the sake brewery, turn left at the bridge at the "Misu-bridge"(三栖橋)
In a few second you will arrive at the main area of Fushimi. You can enjoy the Kyoto-ish old street and atmosphere.

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Sake Brewery Museums 
Kizakura's Sake and Beer Museum

Picture from Kizakura homepage,<a href="http://kizakura.co.jp/restaurant/country/index.html">こちら</a>
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Kizakura is one of the sake brewery existing in Kyoto for long time.
You can enjoy sake, beer and food here!
open hours: Mon-Fri 11:30~2:30 (L.O. 2:00) , 5:00-10:00 (L.O. 9:00)
Sat・Sun・Public holidays 11:00-2:30 (L.O. 2:00) , 5:00-10:00 (L.O. 9:00)

Adress, 228,Shioya-chou, Fushimi-ku,Kyoto-shi
TEL, 075-611-9919
Homepage:http://kizakura.co.jp/en/husimigura/index.html



Gekkeikan Okura SakeMuseum

Gekkeikan is also one of the preeiment sake company in Japan.
At this museum you can learn how the sake is made and see the tools which were used before.
If you are going there individually no reservation is need and they provide English maps.

Admission fee: Adult 400yen
12-17 year old 100yen
under 11 year old free 
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There will be a try out of sake here, but drivers or bicycle riders are not allowed to drink.
Please tell the at the entrance that you came by bicycle.
They will give you a sticker and put it on you cloths.
Just in case to tell, it is illegal to ride on the bicycle if you drink in Japan.

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Don't worry if you can not drink there! they will give you a little sake bottle for souvenir!:)) 

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open hours: 9:30-4:30
closed: New Years,(Dec.28-Jan.1) O-Bon festival,( Aug.13-16) 
Adress: 247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City 
Tel:075-623-2056
Homepage: https://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/english/kyotofushimi/museum.html


Skamoto Ryouma (坂本龍馬)
He was a samurai at the end of Edo period (Bakumatu). Ryouma was an active opponent of Tokugawa Shougunate.
If you are interested in Samurai you will definitely enjoy Fushimi area.
There are many places that are connected to Sakamoto Ryouma.


After you enjoyed the sake museum, you can cycle along the river.
You will see a statue of Sakamoto Ryouma and his wife Oryou.
There are places that are connected to Sakamoto Ryouma in fushimi.

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This is the statue of Sakamoto Ryouma and Oryou.
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Teradaya (寺田屋)
Teradaya is known for where Sakamoto Ryouma got attacked by Bakufu(Tokugawa Shougunate).
The building was rebuilt after the flames of war and it is still open for the public.

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This Teradaya incident has a famous story, that when Ryouma's wife Oryou was taking a bath 
she realized that the bakufu was outside of the building to prepare killing her husband.
She immediately run upstairs to tell the situation to Ryouma and they where able to run away from 
the bakufu.
This is the replica of the bath Oryou used.   

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open hours: 10:00-4:00
closed: Monday
Admission fee: Adult 400yen, Junior high and high school students 300yen, elementary student 200yen
Adress: 263 Minamihama-chou, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Tel:075-622-0243
More info. https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-museums/teradaya



Fujinomori shrine (藤森神社)

Fujinomori shrine was built by empress Jingu and also famous for good luck and god of horse.
In June 3,500 Ajisai (hydrangea) bloom here.
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Since this shrine worship god of horse, horse owners and people who play Keiba (horse racing) 
come to visit and wish for luck.
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open hours: 9:00-5:00
address: 609 Fukakusatorisaki-chou,Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi


Fushimi area is quiet and you can enjoy the old Kyoto atmosphere.
If you are planning to visit here, cycling is another way to explore!!

Rental bicycle Fuune has free map to help you and we are happy to deliver bicycles where you are staying!
If you are interested in renting bicycles, here's the link to our homepage.
https://fuune.jp/en/

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