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Shinsengumi Mibu Tonjo Kyuseki

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24 Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8821 Kyoto Prefecture
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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Experience a Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto while wearing a kimono for an authentic taste of traditional Japan. Suitable kimono options are available for women and men, and you receive guidance on how to wear the provided kimono. Once you have donned the kimono, your tea master starts the tea ceremony. This package includes green tea and Japanese sweets, with ample time for photo ops.
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brixtontrev wrote a review Apr 2018
london1,447 contributions166 helpful votes
For anyone who is a fan of the stories that abound around the Shinsengumi, that militia that terrorised Kyoto during the Bakamutsu period at the end of the Edo era, this place is a must see. It's tours need to be booked and are done in Japanese so if you don't speak Japanese a local tour guide is essential. No photos are permitted beyond the main gate to the house so the main gate though postcards are available to buy. The cost of entry includes matcha tea and sweets at the end of the tour at the sweetshop by the house entrance. The tales that the tour guide tells about the Shinsengumi and the assassination of Serizawa Kamo by his colleagues is fascinating. The leaders of the Shinsengumi Kondō Isami and Hijikata Toshizō tried to get Serizawa's group so drunk at the Sumiya Ageya they would not be able to fight back when ambushed at the house of Yagi Gennojô. On his return there Serizawa Kamo was assassinated with his mistress Oume and Hirayama Goryo. Both Serizawa Kamo and Hirayama Goryo are buried at Mibudera Temple next door. A sword cut can still be seen in the room where Serizawa Kamo was assassinated as he fell over a low table and was cut down by Okita Sōji.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Kwakaku wrote a review Mar 2017
Sakai, Japan1,693 contributions117 helpful votes
Maekawa-tei Residence was the second destination. As Shinsen-Gumi expanded their militant services and the number of their members, some members stayed at the residence. It still preserves its storehouse which used to be used as a torture room. Yagi-tei Residence was in 'Kitayama-shigure,' a typical cold rain in Kyoto. The residence was the third but main destination of today. There were 2 guides, and they guided their guests in turn. The system suggested that the place would enjoy considerable amount of visitors. A guide made unimportant talks about Kyoto and the 'Bakumatsu' period, the years at the end of Tokugawa Shogunate. When he started explaining about the 200-year-old house, the room was already full of Shinsengumi pilgrims. The area used to be a farming village. Yagi family was a 'goshi,' a farmer with clarification as a 'bushi.' That enabled the family to keep a fairy big residence, and that, unluckily, was one of main reasons why the family had to accept militiamen. The residence's entrance hall keeps some weapons. It has a beautiful garden with rare 'Rengeji-gata toro,' a garden lantern with Rengen-ji Temple style. Its building has 'kaze-no-tori-michi,' a Kyoto style structure which enables cool winds breezes through lightly in summer, when the weather is sultry and close. The structure helped the Kondo faction clean up Serizawa faction. Serizawa Kamo was the first director of the militia. The purge, or the killing, enabled Kondo Isamu to become Serizawa's successor.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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swift314 wrote a review Nov 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom12,616 contributions1,630 helpful votes
We happened on this completely by chance walking past we noticed the gateway, a very small shrine area with some interesting obalisques and stones carvings but to be honest not much more I wouldn't make a special trip here.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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