Toyokuni Shrine [KYOTO / JAPAN]
Red buildings and green gardens, an authentic and ancient shrine. Toyokuni Shrine is an ancient shrine connected with Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Karamon at the front of the shrine is also a valuable architecture identified as a national treasure. The glamorous and magnificent decorations is surely worth a visit. The shrine is coloured with the authentic shade of red, which appeared even more splendid when combined with the greeneries of the gardens.
- Japanese Room
The Karamon is decorated with real gold and delicate carvings, listed as a national historical site
It is impossible not to be enchanted by the grandeur of the Karamon when within the greenery of Toyokuni Shrine. The Karamon has a long historical background, it’s exquisite carvings are grand and beautiful national treasures.
Cherry blossoms open up Spring
The cherry blossom season of Toyokuni Shrine is filled with grand beauty. Once entering the torii, visitors are greeted with cherry trees planted along the stone steps, blooming in the warmth of Spring. The magnificent shrine and cherry blossoms display the most splendid scenery of the year.
Traditional classic layout with light gently falling, presenting an authentic Japanese style
The light gently penetrates the window paste, while sliding doors ingeniously separates the space. This design which is deeply rooted in the hearts of Japanese people can been seen in the rooms of Toyokuni Shrine. The windows are specially enlarged to allow more enjoyment of the garden views. Take a moment here wearing a kimono, and leisurely enjoy the four seasons of the Japanese garden.