Yoshino Jungu Shrine is located in Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Nara Pref. It enshrines Emperor Go-daigo. In 1333, Emperor Go-daigo defeated the Hojo clan and attained the Kenmu Restoration in an attempt to regain imperial direct rule. However, as Ashikaga Takauji rebelled against his rule, the emperor was forced to escape from Kyoto and fled to Yoshinoyama. The shrine is known for the place where Emperor Go-daigo established the Southern Dynasty in 1336. After his death, the memorial services for the emperor had been performed in Buddhist rites at Yoshimizuin Temple, which became Yoshimizu Shrine after the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Later in 1892, the Meiji government decided to build a shrine to enshrine Emperor Go-Daigo and constructed a new shrine at this place and named it “Yoshinogu Shrine.” In 1918, the shrine was given the title of “Jingu” and renamed again as “Yoshino Jingu Shrine.” Yoshino Jungu Shrine is a magnificent shrine established to the memory of Emperor Go-Daigo.
- 3226 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture , Japan 639-3115
- Yoshino Jungu Shrine