Toyokuni Shrine Karamon, Kyoto

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  • This looks like a smaller shrine, but covers a decent amount of space. This also includes the treasure museum, and the Karamon with details and beauty similar to the one found in Nijo Castle. To be ho...  more »
  • This is the karamon of toyokuni shrine, dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Reportedly was moved to this shrine in the Meiji era, was moved to Fushimi Castle was originally a Nijo castle and Golden hospital. Ginkaku-ji Temple, as well as one of the karamon of treasure is. It is a rich and respectable karamon with remnants of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.
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  • 1/3 went to the shrine. Karamon publicly be able to enter, and are usually closed, from near the temple was able to.
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  • Lovely shrine. Not busy. Got a beautiful goshuin
  • A very nice small temple. they have a garden around the temple . They offer fourtune draw, wish plates and ammulets also cheap parking for cars 150 yen per half hour. they have a bathroom here.
  • A shrine dedicated to Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who started out as a lowly assistant and ended up as the reunifier of Japan and its most powerful ruler at the time. It's nothing to go out of your way for, but might as well stop by if you're in the area. Good views to the west and you can get a strap with little golden sandals to wish for promotion or advancement.
  • Pretty but not much to see on a regular day.
  • Toyokuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Higashiyama-ku. It was built in 1599 to commemorate Toyotomi Hideyoshi who was one of the 3 greatest unifiers of Warring States Period of Japan. It is the location of the first tamaya ( a Shinto altar for ancestor worship ) ever constructed, which was later destroyed by the Tokugawa clan to forbid the worship of Toyotomi. This shrine is the official tomb and shrine of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who died in 1598 in Kyoto. Nobles, priests, warriors, and townspeople gathered at the shrine to celebrate the anniversary of Hideyoshi's apotheosis 神として祀ること with banquets, musical recitals, and boisterous festivity. The shrine was closed by Tokugawa Ieyasu in June 1615 "to discourage these unseemly displays of loyalty to a man he had eclipsed." The Meiji Emperor directed that the shrine be restored in 1868. In 1897, the tercentenary 300年記念 of Hideyoshi was celebrated at this site. ( Trans-word+ TGM )
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