Hiyoshi Toshogu Shrine
This temple was built by the Buddhist priest Tenkai after the death of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in order to enshrine Ieyasu as a manifestation of the Buddha in the form of a Shinto deity. This shrine was constructed before Nikko Toshogu Shrine (another shrine in the East of Japan in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined), and Hiyoshi Toshogu’s “kongen” architectural style became the inspiration for the later shrine. Since the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Hiyoshi Toshogu Shrine has become the sub-shrine of Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine. It is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property.
See “Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine” for details.