Fushimi-ku in Kyoto is crossed by the Katsura and Uji Rivers, all of which are important waterways. The area developed long ago as a base for inland transportation on water when it was known as the Port of Fushimi. It is also known for its ample delicious tasting water resources, which have been tapped to brew sake, a representative industry of the area.
The cityscape of the old fiefdoms, temple towns and port can be seen today with shrines, temples, breweries and numerous historic sites. Another great feature of the area is that festivals and traditional events are still being practiced.