Searching for Ryoma 2: Teradaya Inn

Japanese Inn in Kyoto where Ryoma Sakamoto was attacked

By Takako Sakamoto    - 2 min read

If you are a fan of Ryoma Sakamoto, Teradaya Inn in Fushimi ward, Kyoto, is a place you shouldn't miss. In March 1866, Ryoma was surrounded by over 100 policemen dispatched by the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was in a meeting here with his comrade revolutionaries. Ms. Oryo, who later became his wife, ran from a bathroom naked to the 2nd floor where Ryoma was, to inform him of the coming danger....how dramatic! He was saved by a samurai squad of Satsuma (present day Kagoshima), and survived the attack! For access information please refer to my other article, Searching for Ryoma Sakamoto.

Sakamoto Ryoma Series
1. Katsurahama Beach   2. Kyoto Teradaya Inn   3. Mt. Kirishima   4. Ryoma's Tomb in Kyoto
5. Ryoma Memorial Park on Kamigoto Island   6. Sakamoto Ryoma and Yuri Kimimasa

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

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