TOYOKUNI SHRINE KYOTO
Toyokuni Shrine (also read as Hokoku Shrine) is the Shinto Shrine, in Kyoto, built to enshrine Toyotomi Hideyoshi after his death in 1599 and features the first tamaya (alter for ancestor worship). Toyokuni Shrine and specifically the alter were destroyed by the Tokugawa clan and the site closed in 1615 to stop any further worship of Hideyoshi. Toyokuni Shrine was restored in 1868. Toyokuni Shrine features the outstanding karamon gate, which is believed to have been moved from Fushimi Castle, and is a National Treasure. Toyokuni Shrine also possesses several Important Cultural Properties.
Toyokuni Shrine Kyoto
Toyokuni Shrine Address:
Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture.
TOYOKUNI SHRINE KYOTO MAP
Toyokuni Shrine Kyoto is indicated by the red marker.
Author: Craig Fryer