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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden / Kyoto Imperial Palace

“Kyoto Imperial Palace” where the emperor lived until the Meiji era stands in the “Kyoto Gyoen” which is a vast park with an outer circumference of about 4km.

It is said that there are about 50,000 trees growing in the garden, and you can enjoy seasonal plants such as plums, cherry blossoms, peaches, and autumn leaves.

The inside of the Imperial Palace is open to the public for free. You can see valuable architecture such as the “Shishinden” where the coronation of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa emperors was held, and the “Seiryoden” where the emperor lived his daily life.

Kyoto Gyoen
Open 24/7

Kyoto Imperial Palace
[April-August] 9: 00-16: 20
[September / March] 9: 00-15: 50
[October-February] 9:00 to 15:20 (Last exit is 40 minutes after the last admission time)
Closed on Mondays, December 28th-January 4th


About a 3-minute walk from “Marutamachi” and “Imadegawa” subway stations
About a 15-minute walk from Keihan “Jingu Marutamachi” station

Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto