Full-scale brewing of sake (rice wine) began in Fushimi about 400 years ago, because rich spring groundwater from Momoyama hill was suitable for brewing. Fushimi was prospered as a port of Yodo River, also as a castle town. Now, white walls of wine cellars are lined along the Uji River and Canal. You can look the history, the process and the utensils of sake brewing of Fushimi, in Gekkeikan Okura Museum. You can be tasting the spring water of Fushimi and sake after the tour of the museum (advance reservation is required). You can also enjoy the 50 minutes’ cruise to see the landscape such as wine cellars and willow tree-lined, by traditional small boat named Jikkokubune sailed from the pier of the south of the museum.