This year is the 150th anniversary of Meiji Restoration (明治維新, Meiji Ishin), as well as the Battle of Toba and Fushimi (鳥羽伏見の戦い). In the Fushimi (伏見) district, the former main battlefield of the severe war, Gokonomiya (御香宮) shrine is located.
During the war, the shrine was used as the headquarters of the new government army, and the premises were filled with cannons. Bombing targeted at the former Tokugawa Bakufu (徳川幕府) army, taking up its position right in front of the shrine, is said to have been fierce. The war over the restoration of Japan shed a lot of blood.
The stone monument which tells you the sad history of the domestic war is standing quietly there.
5 mins. on foot from Fushimi Momoyama Station, Keihan line