Misu Komon (Lock Gate)

Misu Komon (Lock Gate)
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Page last updated: Feb, 06, 2019
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm

Misu Komon is a lock gate at the midpoint point between the Uji River and Hori River. Constructed in 1929, or the fourth year of the Showa period, it has the same mechanism as the Panama Canal that adjusts the water level between two lock gates, and it allows the passage of vessels through the Uji River and Hori River that have different water levels. At the time of opening, there were 20,000 cargo ships coming and going each year, but ships do not pass this gate anymore. Misu Komon was restored and renovated in the year 2000, and is now one of the landmarks of Fushimi as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property; an industrial remain of modern Japan. In the vicinity there is the Misu Komon Museum that shows the role of Misu Komon in the history of Fushimi as a port town.

Information of Spot Detail


Yoshijima Kanaicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Registered Tangible Cultural Propertie,Landmarks

Business Hours

[Misukoumon Museum] 9:00 to 16:30
[Fushimi Minato Park] 9:00 to 16:30

Regular Holiday

[Misukoumon Museum] Monday (April, May, October, November are open, closed for national holidays), December 29 to January 3
[Fushimi Minato Park] Tuesdays and Wednesdays.




10 minute walk from Chushojima Station of Keihan Main Line
18 minute walk from JR Momoyama Station
25 minute walk from Momoyama Goryo-mae Station of Kintetsu Kyoto Line

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