So you’ve come to Kyoto. Now, where to go…?
In that case, you should definitely come and visit Fushimi Momoyama’s Nayamachi Shopping District. Here, you’ll get to experience things that you’ve never experienced before!
◇Sake Theme Park! Fushimi Sakagura Kouji
Opened in March 2016, this food and drink complex allows its customers to enjoy sake from 17 different breweries in Fushimi. On both sides of the small “path” leading from Nayamachi to Hiranomachi, there is a 23-meter long sake counter featuring 10 different varieties of food and liquor from different specialty stores.
What would surprise any customer first is the shop’s interior. The walls are lined up with each bottle of Fushimi sake and is considered a masterpiece. The counter seat design mimics an “inu yarai (dog fence)” legless chair. The look and feel of the place make it seem like a sake theme park indeed.
The “17-cellar kikizake set” offers good value for money, where customers can enjoy sake from 17 different Fushimi breweries. The presentation of the set is quite exquisite, and guaranteed to entice anyone to snap a photo and capture its unique elegance. The food choices are also diverse, and 10 of their specialties are ramen, oden, motsunabe (beef or pork hotpot), charcoal-grilled meat, teppanyaki, obanzai (traditional style of Japanese cuisine native to Kyoto), Italian and many more. A sushi bar will also be launched by April.
With these many varieties, customers can easily find what they like or dislike among the food choices, even the ones that are considered “cultural taboos”. On the upside, customers can effortlessly discover what is suitable to their palate with this variety of offerings. In fact, even some Indonesian Muslims came to eat “chicken ramen” at one point.
Since the place is open from 11:30 am to 2:30 am, it is considered a convenient place to enjoy both lunchtime and dinner in Kyoto. Even those who come to Kyoto for business purposes and without much time to spare can come and enjoy Kyoto or Fushimi style cuisine. Part of the menu is written in English and even the shop staff speaks English so foreigners can come and enjoy their visit without worries, even if they cannot speak in Japanese.
伏水酒蔵小路 Fushimi Sakagura Kouji
Postal code: 612-8057 | 115 Nayamachi, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City ~ 82-2 Hiranomachi, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City,
11:30 – 26:30 (depending on the store), closed on Tuesdays