For over 500 years, from the Nanboku-cho period to the Meiji period, this was the Imperial Palace where the emperor resided. The massive palace is located inside Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and retains its original appearance to this very day. It was opened to the public for the entirety of 2016, allowing anyone to come and visit without a reservation.

Location Information

  • Address

    3, Kyotogyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0881

  • Nearest Station
    Imadegawa Station
    ・ Karasuma Line
    8 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 4:20pm
    *Changes during certain periods
  • Closed
    *Closes the following day when a regular closing day and national holiday coincide*December 28st. through January 4th*Irregular break days taken for functions
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

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