Katsura Imperial Villa, Nishikyo

4.4
#6 of 79 in Parks in Kyoto
Admire the traditional Japanese architecture and garden design of Katsura Imperial Villa, a well-preserved residence of the Japanese imperial family. Only accessible as part of a tour, visits to the household last around an hour, taking the circular walking route through the garden and around the central pond. Completed in their current form in 1645, the villa and garden display many of the key features of regal Japanese households, including pristine, uncluttered living spaces, sliding doors, garden ornaments, native plant life, and shrines. Plan to see Katsura Imperial Villa and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Exceptional site whose beauty justifies the effort necessary to obtain a reservation. Don't miss it.
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  • In the past, I had to apply for a round-trip postcard from a few months ago, but before I knew it, I was able to apply on the Internet. If it is empty, you can apply even one week in advance. Everyone's address and age are required. Why don't you apply for one or two and no one can apply there? Or, what if I win by lottery? I can go. I bought a ticket of 1,000 yen at the vending machine at the entrance of the building, got a bill to hang it, and wait ed a little, and I leave with the commentator. It seems to lend the voice guide to the foreigner. It took about an hour to see the museum. I wanted to come back in a different season.
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  • I will review it in English, because we had the English tour. The guide was so nice and the young woman could answer all the questions we had. The area is so beautiful and gave us a calm feeling and a lot of new eypressions.
  • A palace for emperor and his family to enjoy the moon. That is one of their past time activities.
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