Hino-shuku Honjin

Hino-shuku Honjin is the only remaining building in Tokyo that was built in the Edo period as a honjin (an officially appointed inn).
At the end of the Edo period (1603-1868), Hikogoro Sato (a brother-in-law of Toshizo Hijikata), who served as Toiya (a wholesale agent) of Hino-shuku and Nanushi (a village headman), used the building as a honjin and his house from December 1864. Hikogoro Sato started a kenjutsu dojo (a training hall for swordsmanship) of the Tennen Rishin school of swordplay at his house.
Toshizo Hijikata and Genzaburo Inoue formed the Shinsengumi in Kyoto after meeting Isami Kondo and Soji Okita at this dojo who used to come for training.