Katsura Imperial Villa

  • An imperial villa in the western part of Kyoto
    ( rough location)
  • Founder: Prince Hachijō Toshihito (1579-1629)
  • One of Japan's most important large-scale cultural treasures

Application for the permission of your visit must be made beforehand in person or through Internet to the Imperial Household Agency Kyoto Office.
One of the quintessence of Japanese culture.

"Sasagaki", a unique hedge using natural bamboos behind it
by bending their stalks and fixing their branches

"Miyukimon", gate


"Amanohashidate" and "Suhama"

"Shokintei" - 1

"Shokintei" - 2

"Nakajima", islet

"Dobashi", bridge




"Shingoten" and "Chūshoin" - 1

"Shingoten" and "Chūshoin" - 2

"Chūshoin" and "Koshoin"

"Tsukimidai", moon viewing platform


"Hogaki", fence

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