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Address: Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8821, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-841-3381

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Pro-Shogunate Plilgrimage in Kyoto

We then visited Mibu-dera Temple. The temple used to be used as a drill ground, and still has the grave of Kawai Kisaburo. He was beheaded because of embezzling some money of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sakai, Japan
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Sakai, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We then visited Mibu-dera Temple. The temple used to be used as a drill ground, and still has the grave of Kawai Kisaburo. He was beheaded because of embezzling some money of the militia. Some believe it was Kondo himself who embezzled the money.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you are a freak of "るろうに剣心(RUROUNI KENSHIN)" which is a Japanese animation or manga, you should come here! Here is a place where 新撰組 (SHINSENGUMI) stayed when the end of Edo era (around year 1860〜70). And 斎藤一(hajime saito), who is one of an important character in the comic, was created in the motif of 斎藤一, who was a member... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Mibudera is interesting temple to visit for history and culture. The famed Shinsengumi (samurai enforcers for the Shogun) once had their headquarters here. In early February and May they have Kogen plays which Mibudera is renowned for. On February 2nd they have a fire ritual performed by yamabushi - mystical mountain priests. You can buy plain ceramic plates to paint... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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