The building also has a unique taste and is a popular tourist attraction
“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 (a 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 has also been reported to have existed numerous.
At the end of the Tokugawa period, the anti-shogunate movement became popular. In Kyoto, Sonno Joi’s nobility (the principle of advocating reverence for the Emperor and the expulsion of foreigners) gathered. Because the shogunate tried to severely crackdown on these movements, frequent fighting occurred in various places. In Teradaya, a brawl between feudal retainer of Satsuma Domains occurred in 1862, and the “Sakamoto Ryoma attack” occurred in 1866.
Afterward, 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 the Edo period to now. Still, many Ryoma fans and historical enthusiasts are visiting.
The current Teradaya also serves as an inn for ship passengers and the historical museum. Various materials, including Ryoma Sakamoto photos, are on display, and Ryoma fans will surely enjoy them. 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 an active inn so that you can stay. Although the building is old, there is 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, Kyoto’s downtown area, with Yodoyabashi of Osaka, convenient for sightseeing.
Charms and Highlights of Teradaya
Historic relics representing an end of Edo Period
Teradaya is the hotel that continues from the Edo period. After being burned in Toba and Fushimi’s battle, 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 the end of the Edo Period.
The main stage of the Meiji Restoration
The Teradaya became the Meiji Restoration’s main stage to say, “The Meiji Restoration began from one room of Teradaya. ”
In 1862, the radical anti-Shogunate faction gathered in the Teradaya, and “the Teradaya disturbance” planned to rise to action is famous. Moreover, this is the hotel where Ryoma Sakamoto stayed regularly and is also known as the love hotel with Oryo-san.
Unique atmosphere with the eaves paper lantern
In olden times, boathouses’ appearance 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 historical records related to Ryoma Sakamoto or the noble-minded patriot of the Restoration
The Terada-ya in Fushimi, Kyoto, is the traditional “Machiya-zukuri” style of Kyoto (one of the Japanese architectural styles). It has left the image of the old days. The historical records related to Ryoma Sakamoto or the noble-minded patriot of the Restoration are decorated a lot.
Having been built imitating “Genuine Teradaya” in the 1950s
“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.
The “monument,” written as “the historic relics Teradaya,” which proves Teradaya was built a long time ago in this garden, is built.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|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.