“Teradaya” in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, is an inn for ship passengers that continues from the Edo period. This place is also known as the place where Ryoma SAKAMOTO (Japanese prominent figure in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate) became the stage of the “Sakamoto Ryoma attack” incidents by officials of the Fushimi magistrate office. Existing buildings were rebuilt in the Meiji era, and Teradaya which Sakamoto Ryoma did actually stayed is not left. However, the rebuilt building also has a unique taste and is a popular tourist attraction.
In the Fushimi district where Teradaya is located, transportation by ship using the Horigawa River was thriving from the Edo period to the early Showa period. Therefore, inn for ship passengers have also been reported to have existed numerous.
At the end of the Tokugawa period, the anti-shogunate movement became popular, and in Kyoto the nobility of Sonno Joi (the principle of advocating reverence for the Emperor and the expulsion of foreigners) gathered. Because the shogunate tried to severely crack down on these movements, frequent fighting occurred in various places. In Teradaya, a brawl between feudal retainer of Satsuma Domains occurred in 1862, and “Sakamoto Ryoma attack” occurred in 1866.
Afterwards, Teradaya burnt down in the battle of Toba Fushimi. Although the current building was rebuilt in the Meiji era, it has conveyed the atmosphere of the end of Edo period to now, and still many Ryoma fans and historical enthusiasts are visiting.
The current Teradaya also serves as inn for ship passengers and the historical museum. Various materials including photos of Ryoma Sakamoto are on display and Ryoma fan will surely enjoy it. In the museum, a bath where Oryo who was Ryoma’s lover at the time of the incident was bathed, and a sword and bullet with a Terada riot were reproduced.
Teradaya is still active inn so you can stay. Although the building is old, there are bad usability somewhat, but you can feel the style of history. There are lots of restaurants in the neighborhood, so you will not be bothered by meals. The Keihan Train passing near Teradaya connects Shijo and Sanjo which is downtown area of Kyoto with Yodoyabashi of Osaka, which is convenient for sightseeing.
Teradaya is the hotel which continues from the Edo period. After having been burned in the battle of Toba and Fushimi, a situation of those days is reproduced at an adjoining place, it was rebuilt, and business is done as a hotel even now.
It is one of the historic relics representing an end of Edo Period.
The Teradaya became the main stage of the Meiji Restoration to be said “The Meiji Restoration began from one room of Teradaya. ”
In 1862, the radical anti-Shogunate faction gathered in the Teradaya, and “the Teradaya disturbance” which planned rising to action is famous. Moreover, this is the hotel where Ryoma Sakamoto stayed regularly and is known also as the hotel of love with Oryo-san.
The appearance of boat houses in olden times engenders a unique atmosphere with the eaves paper lantern written as “Teradaya” being hung. Indoors, Ryoma’s room and a sword cut of the pillar are also reproduced.
Moreover, in front of the yard, the monument of nine bushi of the Satsuma domain which died from “the Teradaya disturbance” and the bronze statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, etc. are built.
The Terada-ya in Fushimi, Kyoto is traditional “Machiya-zukuri” style of Kyoto (one of the Japanese architectural style). It has left the image of old days. The historical records related to Ryoma Sakamoto or the noble-minded patriot of the Restoration are decorated a lot.
“Genuine Teradaya” has been ever built in the neighboring garden.
The current Teradaya imitated “Genuine Teradaya” and was built in the 1950s.
Real Terada-ya was burned down by the battle of Toba and Fushimi which broke out in 1868.
In addition, the “monument” written as “the historic relics Teradaya”, which proving Teradaya having been built a long time ago in this garden, is built.
|Address:||Minamihamacho 263 Kyoto Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8045 Japan|
|Access:||Keihan-honsen Line “Nakashojima-eki Station” (7 minutes walk)|
|Price:||Admission for the Museum
400 yen (Adult)
300 yen (Under 18 years old)
200 yen (Under 12 years old)
Please refer the official web page.