8 Sightseeing Routes for Kyoto Shinsengumi: Visit Famous and Unknown Places with Ease!
Today’s article on sightseeing routes for the Kyoto Shinsengumi was also a request from a reader. This course goes from “Omiya Station” on the Hankyu Kyoto line to the front of the JR Kyoto Station. We also have a route map at the bottom so everything to go smoothly!
Let’s start at Koenji, famous as the gravesite for the Shinsengumi! It’s about 3 minutes from Omiya Station.
Next is Mibudera, the famed resting place for 11 people including Kondo Isami.
Next is Yagitei, which is right next door. It’s where the Shinsengumi originated because it was used by leaders like Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo.
Kyu-maekawatei was also used as their headquarters, just like Yagitei.
5. Ikedaya-sodo no Ato
The site of Ikedaya-sodo no Ato is famous for the Shinsengumi. It’s just a stone monument now with a regular restaurant (currently an izakaya). But the inside is ingenious! It’s in the opposite direction of everything else but check it out if you have time. (It’s at the very bottom of the Google map.)
8. Doso-jinja’s Paper Lanterns
Go sightseeing on our route and experience some Japanese history. And when you feel comfortable, try making your own Shinsengumi map! Please share it with us if it’s a good one.
Information: Shinsengumi Routes by Goin’ Japanesque!