Kiheikan dojo is an abandoned kenjutsu dojo on the outskirts of the next town over from Tokyo that serves as a hangout for gamblers and rogues. Two months before the start of the series, Kiheikan was taken over by Hiruma Kihei and Hiruma Gohei, who used it as a base of operations for their plan to take over the Kamiya dojo through fraud and murder. Going off of Kamiya Kaoru's suspicions of the place, Himura Kenshin decides to investigate and ends up defeating all of the men inside.