Teradaya was an inn with a dock for boat owners, and it is famous as the location of two historic incidents that happened towards the end of the Tokugawa shogunate. The first was in April 1862 when Shimazu Hisamitsu, the father of the leader of the Satsuma clan raided the extremists of its clan; this is the "Teradaya Incident". The second was in January 1866 when Sakamoto Ryoma was attacked by the officials of the Fushimi magistrate's office after visiting the Satcho Alliance, known as the "Ryoma attack incident". Strangely, Teradaya, the location of these events that symbolize the turbulence of the end of Bakumatsu has made a name for itself too. Just two years after the "Ryoma attack incident", Teradaya suffered from fires and damage from the Battle of Toba-Fushimi that led to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, and today's structure is the result of numerous restorations and renovations. The building is currently in business doubling as a museum and a ryokan-style inn. Inside, visitors can see the bathroom where Ryoma's lover "Oryo" was bathing at the time of the attack, and the staircase that she rushed up to inform Ryoma of the attack. In the garden, there is a large monument called "Satsuma kyu resshi hi”, or the "Monument of the nine patriots of Satsuma", which honors the patriotism of the Satsuma clan for the "Teradaya incident" in 1862.
263 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
10:00 to 15:40
January 1st to 3rd, some Mondays
Adults: 400 yen; Middle and high school students: 300 yen; Elementary school students: 200 yen
5 minute walk from Chushojima Station of Keihan Main Line
10 minute walk from Momoyama Goryo-mae Station of Kintetsu Railway
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