Hino City, Tokyo


People nowadays are still fascinated by the lives of the valiant Shisengumi. This game featuring the Shinsengumi is cleverly enhanced with fantasy elements of “oni” (devils) and vampires, making the storyline more attractive, and becoming a wildly popular romance adventure game from publisher Otomate. Based on historical fact, Hino is remembered as the place where Toshizou Hijikata, Isami Kondo, and Souji Okita met and established their relationship.

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Sightseeing Spot in This Area

The vice-commander of the Shinsengumi, Toshizou Hijikata, and the captain of the sixth unit of the Shinsengumi, Genzaburo Inoue, grew up in the city of Hino. There are five Shinsengumi-related museums located in Hino. Hinojuku Honjin (as pictured) is the only Honjin building of the Edo period left in Tokyo, and it was the home of Hikogorou Sato, a wholesale dealer at Hinojuku and the head of Hino Hongo, during the Bakumatsu period. The kenjutsu (sword art) dojo of Tennen Rishin-ryu, the place where Isami Kondo and Toshizou Hijikata met other comrades, who later also became Shisengumi members and practiced sword art together, was located at Hinojuku Honjin.