Hokoku Shrine


Shrine Honoring Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi

A Shinto shrine dedicated to Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the daimyo lord of Nagahama Castle. Built in 1600, three years after Hideyoshi’s death, it stands as a tribute from the people of Nagahama in his honor. Alongside Lord Hideyoshi, Ebisu, the deity of prosperity, is also enshrined here. The shrine comes alive during the January Ebisu Festival. Visitors often pay their respects to Toyotomi Hideyoshi and then visit the Inari Shrine within the same premises to draw inspiration from Hideyoshi’s legacy. Additionally, in autumn, a samurai warrior procession takes place.