Kyoto National Museum displays around 6,000 items from collections on loan from temples, shrines and the Imperial Household including 230 which are designated National Read more [...]
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.