Feel the spirt of Isami Kondo who is the commander of Shinsengumi here in Ryugenji temple. At the gate of the temple, tehre is Kondo's statue are placed. Shinsengumi is the most famous and favorite Samurai force in the end of Edo period. Their achievement and success as the police force in Kyoto becomes many novels, movies and comics like "Ruronikenshin, るろうに剣心." This temple is the one of the real historic trace of Shinsengumi and Kondo.
After Kondo's execution, his body was brought here by his family. However, because he was the biggest criminal for new government, his family was hided for long time.
Now, many people visit this temple and his tomb to feel the real sprit of one of the last Samurai in Japan.