A secret taijutsu that is orally handed down only within the main house of the Hyūga, this technique utilises the chakra control gained through Gentle Fist training to release a huge amount of chakra from all the chakra points on the user's body. It is also a defensive manoeuvre to compensate for the Byakugan's blind spot as the released chakra blocks any possible attack on the user. After releasing chakra from every tenketsu in their body, the user then spins rapidly to parry the attack, both creating a rotating shield of chakra around themselves and tossing away any nearby attackers. The user can also actively control the size and power of the sphere to suit the situation. This technique is only effective when rotating, since the chakra itself is not enough to stop a physical attack thus if they cannot spin, the user becomes vulnerable.
"Kaiten" (回天; Literally meaning "revolving heaven") is a term used to refer to turning the tides or fighting back up from a weak position. When written as "回転", kaiten means 'revolving', 'spinning'. This technique in a way, combines both words into one.
In Shippūden episode 268, Hizashi used this technique after being reincarnated, despite the fact that it is a main house technique and as such, would not have been taught to him.