The second successive shogun Hidetada Tokugawa contributed the
Honden in 1619. The building is elegant Momoyama style, and
it remains original figure since the first establishment. It
is designated as an important cultural property.
The roof of this building is single layered and curvature, and
tiled with black lacquered copper. Also, there is 7 meters long
front eave, and are decorative gables. The four sides of the
Honden are verandas and internal decoration is lacquered. Inside
the Honden is divided into two rooms. One is Naijin inner room
and another is Gaijin outer room. God's soul is enshrined in
the Naijin. Although, there are some decorations on the wall,
it is calmer than luxurious decoration of Toshogu Shrine.
The Honden is surrounded by Karamon gate, Wakimon side gate
and Sukibei transparent fence. The construction date, carpenters
and officers were confirmed by written record on wooden piece.
It was found in 1902, when the building was repaired. The Honden
and this wooden piece were designated as important cultural
property in 1908. Also, Karamon gate, Wakimon side gate, Sukibei
transparent fence and Torii gate were designated as important
cultural property in 1949.