Toyokuni Jinja

  • Capacity: 2~40 persons
  • Address: 530, Yamatooji-Shomen, Chaya-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
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Introduction Toyokuni Jinja is dedicated to General Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598). This popular shrine is called "Ho-Koku-San" by people in Kyoto. This is a rare shrine because this is dedicated to a person, not to natural objects like the sun, mountains, rivers, trees, and rocks; some animals; or ancestral spirits. After the Toyotomis died out, Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) destroyed Toyokuni Jinja. It was rebuilt in 1880.

This shrine has "Kara-mon-gate", which is a national treasure of Japan. This gate is one of the three greatest "Kara-mon-gates" in Kyoto. Next to the main building dedicated to Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Sadateru Jinja enshrines his wife, Ne-Ne. During their age, it was uncommon to marry for love, so Hideyoshi and Ne-Ne become the symbol of eternal love. People who wish some of their love would rub off on them visit this shrine one after another.

You'll have a wedding ceremony in the main building and the house of worship surrounded by the solemn "Kara-mon-gate" and the traditional fence, while feeling relaxed in the rich nature of this spacious shrine.