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Gion District, Kyoto's most famous geisha district filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya (teahouses), where geiko (Kyoto dialect for geisha) and maiko (geiko apprentices) entertain.

Kyoto Travel: Fushimi Sake District

About the Fushimi Sake District, a district in southeastern Kyoto famous for its sake breweries.

Sake Brewery & Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Sake Brewery & Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Exploring Fushimi – Kyoto’s Sake District

Exploring Fushimi – Kyoto’s Sake District

Figurines of the “beckoning cat”, also known as lucky cat, or fortune cat (known in Japan as “'maneki-neko”), are sold to the faithful in shops outside Fushimi Inari. Maneki-nekos are a common Japanese lucky charm, which can bring benefits to the owner. The figurine is usually made of ceramic, with a decoration around the neck, adorned with coins or food items, and holding up a paw. White cats are for good luck, black cats for good health, and gold cats bring monetary wealth.

Fushimi Inari Taisha, a Shinto Shrine located on the foothills of a mountain in Kyoto, is dedicated to the Inari spirit protecting agricultural production;

The Fushimi Sake District is a charming, traditional sake brewing district along the willow-lined Horikawa River in southern Kyoto. Among the local breweries is industry giant Gekkeikan founded here in 1637. Many of the district's buildings preserved their traditional appearance with wood and white-plaster walls. A few of the breweries in the area are open to the public and offer shops where you can taste and purchase their products including some exclusive items not available elsewhere

About the Fushimi Sake District, a district in southeastern Kyoto famous for its sake breweries.

A stone fox stature at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. The fox is the messenger of the rice and sake god Inari for whom the shrine with over 10,000 torii gates is dedicated.

Visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

A stone fox stature at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. The fox is the messenger of the rice and sake god Inari for whom the shrine with over torii gates is dedicated.

月桂冠石倉記念館 / Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 2016.4撮影

月桂冠石倉記念館 / Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 2016.4撮影

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