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Shugaku-in Rikyu Imperial Villa

Travel Guide - Shugaku-in Rikyu Imperial Villa

InformationInformation

Shugaku-in Rikyu, or "detached palace", was built in 1656 by the abdicated emperor Go-Mizunoo with the aid of the third Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu. Designed as an imperial retreat, the villa grounds are divided into three large garden areas (lower, middle and upper) on a hillside of Mt. Hiei-zan. These gardens are characterized by a complete unification of nature and garden, and its reputation rests on their ponds, pathways, and impressive use of "Shakkei (borrowed scenery)" in the form of the surrounding hills. The view from the Rinun-tei teahouse in the upper garden is particularly impressive.

*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 (80 minutes): From 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00 (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

  • 20 minutes walk from Shugakuin Station on the Eizan Main Line (E05)
  • 44 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #5 bus. Get off at Shugakuin-Rikyu-michi Bus stop, then walk 15 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Shugakuin Yabusoe, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8052

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