Fushimi located in the southeastern part of Kyoto is one of the major sake brewing districts.
Once, it was the second-largest sake producing area during the Edo period (1603-1868).
This district is proud of the quality of the water for the sake brewery.
Because the water is soft compared with other districts, it is called “Onna sake”, literally means “female sake”.
It is said that Fushimi’s sake goes well with Kyoto’s cuisine.
Currently, various alcoholic beverages are available, and the consumption of sake is decreasing.
Under this situation, sake brewers are struggling to keep or enhance their businesses.
Some small brewers are focusing on distinctive and high-quality products sticking to their ways of brewing and material rice crops.

Fushimi area