Fushimi (伏見区, Fushimi-ku) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Famous places in Fushimi include the Fushimi Inari Shrine, with thousands of torii lining the paths up and down a mountain; Fushimi Castle, originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, with its rebuilt towers and gold-lined tea-room; and the Teradaya, an inn at which Sakamoto Ryōma was attacked and injured about a year before his assassination. Also of note is the Gokōgu shrine, which houses a stone used in the construction of Fushimi Castle. The water in the shrine is particularly famous and it is recorded as one of Japan's 100 best clear water spots.
Ward of Kyoto
|First official recorded||473 AD|
|Fushimi City Settled||May 1, 1929|
|Merger with Kyoto City||April 1, 1931|
|• Total||61.66 km2 (23.81 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2015)
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||681 Higashigumi-chō, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
Although written with different characters now, the name Fushimi (which used to be its own "town") originally comes from fusu + mizu, meaning "hidden water" or "underground water". In other words, the location was known for good spring water. The water of Fushimi has particularly soft characteristics, making it an essential component to the particular type of sake brewed in Fushimi. This also explains why the area developed as a sake-brewing center in Kyoto. Today, Fushimi is the second greatest area of Japan in terms of sake production, and is where the sake company Gekkeikan was founded.
The following companies have their headquarters in Fushimi:
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- Fushimi Inari Shrine – top shrine of largest shrine network in Japan
- Daigo-ji – UNESCO World Heritage site
- Gekkeikan Ōkura Memorial Hall – sake brewing museum
- Fushimi Castle-Toyotomi Hideyoshi's castle in Kyoto; also known as Momoyama Castle, one of the namesakes of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period of Japanese history
- Emperor Meiji Tomb
- Emperor Kanmu Tomb
- Keiyo Aomatsu - Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball player with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League
- Kumi Koda - Singer
- Hideki Okajima - Japanese professional baseball pitcher with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
- Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School Marching Band
- Kyoto Tachibana Junior High School Marching Band
- Kansai Window Archived 2009-04-25 at the Wayback Machine - "Japan's number one sake production", retrieved January 24, 2007
- Gekkeikan (in English)
- "Corporate Summary". Kyocera. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- "Outline". Murata Machinery. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- "Corporate Outline". Gekkeikan. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- "黄桜株式会社（キザクラ・KIZAKURA）". Kizakura co.,ltd. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- "SHOUTOKU SHUZO Co.,Ltd". Shoutoku Brewery. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.