Shrines & Temples

    Toyokuni Jinja Shrine

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    Toyokuni Jinja Shrine

    Shrine dedicated to the famous samurai lord, Hideyoshi Toyotomi

    This extremely old Shinto shrine is said to have been founded in 711.  The shrine belonged to the famous yin-yang master’s family in Kyoto who was responsible for conducting important rituals for the imperial family.  The two deities are believed to give blessings for bringing good luck, particularly in games and competitions.  What makes this shrine popular among people is their amulet called Samuhara, said to ward off misfortunes and bad luck.  In the same precinct, there is the smaller Shiragiku Inari Okami Shrine and a grave of a famous Buddhist monk who greatly contributed to society during the Heian period (794-1185) using his holy power.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in the “Shinto Shrines in Kyoto” magazine, Fujin-gaho, February issue, 2012.


    Name Toyokuni Jinja Shrine
    Address 530 Chaya-cho, Yamato-oji Shomen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-561-3802
    Hours Gate open: 6:00-18:00; Prayer accepted until 16:00; Treasure House: 9:00-16:30
    Recommended Interesting markets are held on 8th (antiques and old fabrics), 18th (flea market) and 28th (handcrafts) every month.