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Kyoto Imperial Palace
©AFLO, Hideaki Tanaka
The Kyoto Imperial Palace held all facilities related to the Imperial Household, who lived in it for 500 years since the 14th century. Visitors can learn about the ways in which the architecture of the Imperial Palace changed through time with each emperor. Besides the spring and the fall, when it is open to the public for a limited period of time, visitors can also make a reservation at at time that of their choice and visit the palace for free.
3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
December 28th - January 4th
Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, substitute holidays, and days with scheduled activities or events.
Mar., Apr., Nov., Dec.
The hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season (end of March through the beginning of April) along with the koyo (autumn leaf) season (end of November through the beginning of December) are especially beautiful. This is also a place of relaxation and recreation for the locals, and it is ideal for having a relaxing picnic when the weather is good.
A 5-minute walk from Imadegawa Station on the Municipal Subway Karasuma Line
From Sanjo Keihan Station on the Municipal Subway Tozai Line, get on the city bus number 59, and get off it at Karasuma-Imadegawa. 5 minute walk from the bus stop.
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