This section of the canal network in Fushimi was once used to move barrels of sake destined for Kyoto or Osaka. The striking Gekkeikan sake brewery stands on the canal banks, and there are boats that will take tourists for a ride along the canal. Chokenji Temple, Teradaya Inn and Kizukura Kappa Museum are nearby. The canal is especially beautiful when the cherry trees are blooming along the banks.
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014. I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.