Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Japan Tourist Information and Travel Guide

The Imperial Palace in Kyoto Japan was home to the Japanese Imperial family until the capital city was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1868.

The palace is enclosed by walls and encompasses gardens and gateways.

Although free English language tours of Kyoto Imperial Palace are held several times daily, an advance reservation is normally required. 

Kyoto Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace, Kyoto Japan

The Imperial Palace is located in a large central park called Kyoto Imperial Park.  Other attractions in the park include the Sento Imperial Palace, Konoe Pond, Kaninnomiya Mansion and the Itsukushima Shrine.

The palace is located on the Karasuma Subway Line at Imadegawa Station.

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