Katsura Imperial Villa, Nisikyo

4.4
#6 of 78 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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  • I think this my favourite site in Kyoto. The garden was stunning, even in winter, and we got so much more out of it thanks to the on site tour guide who spoke good English. If you enjoy gardens or Jap...  more »
  • I went by the Internet reservation. Guide, just as you'd expect Imperial jurisdiction was nervous in tight security, but just because it was fun once in a while comes across a small tip, letting go of tension in the second half, we could see. Fine detail is not familiar with the history, where you will find, so ❗ it is when you come to Kyoto once, check it out.
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  • Beautiful gardens, every tree and stone was selected for a purpose. A wonderful experience with a English speaking tour guide. You need to reserve your visit in advance.
  • Very interesting experience, beautiful garden and great architecture, but the English audioguide is clearly a short summary of whatever the human guide is telling the Japanese audience.
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