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Katsura-Rikyu Imperial Villa

Travel Guide - Katsura-Rikyu Imperial Villa

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Katsura-Rikyu Imperial Villa was built in 1624 by the emperor's brother Prince Hachijo Toshihito for the Hachijo-no-miya (later Katsura-no-miya) family. Katsura-no-miya is one of the four branches of the imperial family. Then the villa was renovated and extended three times, and finally completed in 1662.
The villa consists of several Shoin-style buildings and teahouses in the 58,000 square meters of premises surrounded by a bamboo grove. The villa's garden with a large pond is renowned as an outstanding example of Japanese landscape gardening, and the beauty of the combination of the garden and architecture is internationally known.

*Note: You need to join a visit tour to enter. Advance booking is required at the Kyoto office of the Imperial Household Agency. Online application is also available (Please visit the link below). Children under 18 years old cannot join the tour.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Visit Tour: 9:00 – 15:30 (Booking required)

ClosedClosed

  • Visit Tour: Sundays and National holidays
  • Visit Tour: Saturdays (January – February, June – October, December) *except the 3rd Saturday
  • Visit Tour: December 28 – January 4

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Visit Tour: Free (Booking required) *Children under 18 years old cannot join the tour.

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 23 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #33 bus. Get off at Katsura-Rikyu-mae Bus stop.
  • 20 minutes walk from Katsura Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line or Hankyu Arashiyama Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Katsura Misono, Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 615-8014

TweetsTweets

至誠而不動者未之有也 卍 @Elucidatus - 2019-01-15
A stone lantern, one of many in the serene huge pond and gardens of the Katsura Rikyū (桂離宮) the Imperial Villa in K… https://t.co/MZZdWU13bR
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2019-01-14
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
Bon.KUROSAWA @BonKurosawa - 2019-01-04
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とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2019-01-03
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
至誠而不動者未之有也 卍 @Elucidatus - 2019-01-03
The serene gardens of Katsura Rikyū (桂離宮) the Imperial Villa in Kyōto. Built in 1620 it was expanded over the next… https://t.co/WlKDMO4yRn
至誠而不動者未之有也 卍 @Elucidatus - 2019-01-01
The serene gardens of Katsura Rikyū (桂離宮) the Imperial Villa in Kyōto. Built in 1620 it was expanded over the next… https://t.co/eBiQM2jZje
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-12-22
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とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-12-11
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-11-30
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-11-18
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-11-07
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-10-27
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-10-15
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
Patricia FLOR @EUAmbJP - 2018-10-07
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とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-10-04
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Tahiti Trot @TrotskyTrotter - 2018-09-29
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Alice Stevenson @AliceStevo - 2018-09-26
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とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-09-22
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-09-11
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
Gabe Kahan @GabeKahan - 2018-09-08
'Let me do it. Because your food is as good as the beauty of Katsura Rikyu. But the music in your restaurant is lik… https://t.co/XI97U6F8WR
とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-08-31
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Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2018-08-29
Katsura Rikyū (桂離宮)or Katsura Imperial Palace (also known under the name Katsura Detached Palace), has been built… https://t.co/0rhhttaFCF
ɟs🔄uosuɥoɾ uǝq @GameDesignerBen - 2018-08-19
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とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-08-19
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English
NoahChasin @NoahChasin - 2018-08-14
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Mr Miyagi @miyagi - 2018-08-13
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Daphnée Denis 💃🏽 @daphneedenis - 2018-08-11
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Sasha @sashaki - 2018-08-09
“Your food is as good as the beauty of Katsura Rikyu… But the music in your restaurant is like Trump Tower.”

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とらっどじゃぱん @trad_jpn - 2018-08-08
Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto boasts what has been described as the most beautiful garden in Japan.2/2 #gogakuru #eigo #English

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