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Must for Japanese history buff

If you're a Japanese history buff, this temple is a must. If you're not, read about "Shinsengumi... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2019
Tokyo and California
You can appreciate Japanese traditional art "Kyogen" at this temple.

In Mibu-dera, you can appreciate "Kyogen" in the temple three times a year (February, April... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Tokyo, Japan
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Jun 29, 2019
“Must for Japanese history buff”
Aug 16, 2018
“You can appreciate Japanese traditional art "Kyogen" at this temple.”
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Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8821, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

If you're a Japanese history buff, this temple is a must. If you're not, read about "Shinsengumi" and the visit to this temple become 100% more interesting.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shibuyakko
Reviewed August 16, 2018

In Mibu-dera, you can appreciate "Kyogen" in the temple three times a year (February, April, October). Kyogen is a theatrical performance in which the story unfolds through human conversations. Tickets are sold only on the day. There are no reserved seats. Adult tickets are 1000...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed February 11, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Banmu
Reviewed February 18, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank ronindave
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