Cherry Blossoms, Chushojima, Local Gems, Matsuri-Festival — April 18, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Benten-Hama by Kyo-Bashi Bridge!


This is near the Kyo-Bashi bridge in Fushimi and this River (Uji River) was constructed in 1594. Toyotomi Hideyoshi built the inland river port and modified the Uji River to enable transportation of building materials.
Today you can get a ride on these pleasure boats called in olden times Sanjikkoku. The canal is in some parts lined with Sakura trees.
Both banks of the canal where lined with wharves and timber was the main staple for transportation. In those days the area here was called Motozaimoku-cho (The place for carrying by Horse) and has the same name even today.

For more on Chushojima area see here: The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum   and the Gokonomiya Jinjya

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