The purpose of this old shrine, which was established in 839, was to placate the spirits of an Emperor and his mother who had had a bit of bad luck. Again, it is the indefatigable warrior Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his urban refurbishing which led to the shrine being where it is today. Kyoto Imperial Palace uses the shrine as a guardian of the palace itself. In May, the mikoshi (the palanquin for the deities of the shrine) can be viewed in the center of the shrine. An old barn at the rear of the shrine is also of interest.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Nearest Train: Kuramaguchi Station