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Tobarikyuato Park

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. Two friendly hosts will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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YTCHENG wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China15,507 contributions790 helpful votes
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Tobarikyuato Park was located at the former site of palaces near to the Heian-kyoto. Around this park were Bakumatsu pilgrimage sites along the Toba region. It would be more impressive by equipping oneself with historical background of this area prior to visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kwakaku wrote a review Jan 2018
Sakai, Japan1,693 contributions118 helpful votes
The area being the water entrance to the capital, several “detached” palaces of Japanese popes, or “retired-into Buddism” emperors were built in Toba. They disliked the aristocracy championed by Fujiwara Clan, retired and moved out of the center of the capital, and pursued their own political hegemony economically based on overseas commerce, which, ironically enough, led to another non-imperial hegemony by Taira Clan. Taira Clan, who fought the first East-West war in Japan as the West, was defeated by the East, Minamoto Clan, and was swallowed by the sea water between Honshu and Kyushu Islands, Dannoura. This time, at the Meiji restoration, the West was well-prepared. They lined their forces from the east to the west so as to block the Shogunate armies entering central Kyoto via Toba ex-highway. They occupied Anrakuju-in Temple, Jonan-gu Shrine, Toba ex-Detached-Palace, and Koeda-bashi Bridge from the east to the west. As I climbed up the Katsura River bank toward the Koeda Bridge, I realized how stupid the Shogunate army were while their enemy, the Royalists, embattled their forces tactically not only from the west to the east in Toba, but also to the farther east to blockade the Shogunate armies enter Kyoto via Fushimi along Takeda ex-highway. From the top of the bank, I could see the reconstructed Fushimi Castle. At the foot of the castle hill, there is Gokoh-no-miya Shrine, where the eastern part of the Royalist armies based in the Fushimi area. Meanwhile, the eastern part of the Shogunate armies based themselves in Fushimi Bugyosho (the public prosecutors and police office). The office was located on the lower ground than to the shrine. Although their officialism-oriented mindset is understandable, they might well be blamed to be too naïve. The western part of the Shogunate armies were, however, just ridiculous. They advanced along Toba ex-highway, just 2 to 3 meters wide, in thousands. They might have wanted to attack the Royalists like a snake, but was crashed just like a snail. The main battle in Toba was fought around the vestige of Toba-Rikyu and Koeda-bashi Bridge, and the Shogunate bodies were scattered between the bridge and Higan-ji temple in hundreds. After the defeat here, they retreated toward Osaka. On their way back to Yodo Castle, the stragglers were slaughtered in tens. Some of them got back to Osaka as luck would have it, only to find their boss, the last shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913), having escaped to Edo in hell.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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