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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事前にネットで宮内庁へ参観予約。ちょうど11月の紅葉の時季に当選したのでラッキーだった。桂駅から桂離宮に向かう途中でカフェを見つけたが、怪しいおやじが店主のようで入店を止め、離宮の待合椅子で入場待ち。参観者は爺婆ばかりで移動も遅い。この桂離宮は、八条宮の別邸として創設。池泉回遊式の庭園は日本庭園美の集大成とも言われているらしい。広大な敷地はどこをとっても美しく見どころ満載で、係りの方の説明を聞きな... more »I booked a visit to the Imperial Household Agency on the Internet in advance. I was lucky because I was just elected during the season of autumn leaves in November. I found a café on the way to Katsura Rikyu from Katsura Station, but a suspicious father stopped entering the store like a shopkeeper and waited for admission in the waiting chair of the imperial palace. The visitor is only an old woman and the movement is slow, too. This Katsura Imperial Palace was founded as a separate residence of Hachijo-no-Miya. It seems that the garden of ikeizumi round-the-art is the culmination of Japanese garden beauty. The vast site was very beautiful and full of attractions, and i walked slowly while listening to the explanation of the person in charge, and understood how the old person loved the moon well, and the real thing such as that checkerpine pattern and the design of the moon was wonderful.
創建当時のまま、現存しています。日曜日でしたが、当日予約で見学することが出来ました。桜や紅葉の季節は早めに予約されることをオススメします。1時間弱の徒歩ツアーですが、茶室で座りながら説明を聞くことができます。京都駅から京阪バス市バスで20分240円、レンタル自転車でも行ける距離。 more »It exists as it was at the time of its founding. It was Sunday, but i was able to visit by appointment on the day. It is recommended that you book early for the season of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. It's less than an hour's walk, but you can sit in the tea room and listen to the explanations. From Kyoto Station, you can rent a bicycle for 20 minutes and 240 yen by keihan bus bus.
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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