Shinsengumi in Kanto

Shinsengumi is the police force during the confusion of Meiji Restoration. They are the strongest samurai group and the last protection of Tokugawa Government against all samurai of the emperor. They are not born as samurai family, but royal to Shogun all the way to the end of Tokugawa Government. The major samurai, the commanders, of Shinsengumi, Kondo Isami, Hijikata Toshizo, Okita Soji, Saito Hajime, and Nagakura Shinpachi, were born or trained at Edo. Edo is the birth place of Shinsengumi. Here is the trace of Shinsengumi in Tokyo.

Hijikata Toshizo Museum

Travel Information

Hijikata Toshizo Museum (土方歳三資料館) is one of the Shinsengumi Museum located in Hino. Mr. Hijikata is the vice commander of Shinsengumi and one of the most popular Samurai in Japan. This museum is located in his descendent house where also he grown up. In the museum, there are many his Samurai sword"和泉守兼定, izuminokami kanesada", armers, forehead metal plate, practice sword of Tennenrishinryu, Tennenrishinryu certificate, letters, poems, and many more his items.

Tourist Info.
No parking
Open : 1st and 3rd Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Fee : 500 yen
Hijikata's Samurai sword exhibits only on May for commemorated the anniversary of his death.

0. at Tachikawa Minami Station
1. use Mama monorail to manganji (8 min.)
2. walk south (5 min.)

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