Shugaku-in Imperial Villa

Shugaku-in Imperial Villa


At the foot of Mt. Hiei-zan, Shugaku-in was build by the Emperor Go-Mizunoo in 1656 with the aid of the third Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu. Its garden is characterized by a complete unification of nature and garden.

*Note: You need to join the 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)


  • 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 / RatePrice / Rate

  • 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.

Related LinksRelated Links

Address / LocationAddress / Location

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



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