Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat (伏見十石舟)
Jikkoku-bune Boat is a pleasure boat operated by Fushimi Yumekobo Co., Ltd. funded by 55 companies including Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd. It arrives at and departs from Benten-bashi Bridge behind Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum located beside Go-kawa River (a branch river of Uji-gawa River) in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
It began as a transport boat sailing from Go-kawa River to Uji-gawa River or Yodo-gawa River for the purpose of transporting sake, rice and people from Fushimi to Osaka. These transport boats existed until the end of the Meiji Period. In 1998, the route from Go-kawa River once again opened for yakata-bune boat (house boat)-style pleasure boats in remembrance of one-time port town Fushimi.
Since then, it has existed until now.
Benten-bashi Bridge (behind Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum)=> Misu Komon Shiryokan (Misu Lock Gate Museum)=> (turn-round)=> Benten-bashi Bridge
Boats in Service
3 boats (Mikoto, Mizuki, Senhime)
Every 20 minutes from 10am to 4.20pm (from 10am to 3.40pm in late November through early December)
Days Out of Service
Every Monday (exclusive of national holidays), late August, from late December to March
Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat, facilities of Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd. including Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, and Breweries of Matsumoto Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. are designated officially as ''Heritage of Sake Brewing in Fushimi'', Heritage of Industrial Modernization.
5 minutes walk from Keihan Main Line Chushojima Station
10 minutes walk from Keihan Main Line Fushimi-Momoyama Station
10 minutes walk from Kintetsu Kyoto Line Momoyama-goryo-mae Station
Awards and Selections
The Kaori Fukei 100 Selection (the 100 best scented sceneries) ''Sake Breweries in Fushimi''
100 Places where We Want to Go and We Want to Walk in Japan
Kyoto Hyakkei (Hundred Sights of Kyoto)
Kyoto Bikan Fuchi Award (Kyoto Aesthetic & Scenic Beaty Award), Special Award (in 1987)
Important Neighborhood Area for Landscaping (in 1997)
The Best 100 Natural Landscapes in Kyoto City ''Line of Willows of Go-kawa River, Fushimi''
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
Matsumoto Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Kizakura Kappa Country
Misu Komon Shiryokan (Misu Lock Gate Museum)