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Shugakuin Imperial Villa
Shugakuin Imperial Villa, with its vast gardens and Mount Hiei as its landscape, was built by Emperor Gomizunoo in the 17th century. It consists of three parts: the upper, middle, and lower villa, and the masterful incorporation of the buildings to the landscape garden produces a harmonic scenery whose beauty truly stands out. In constructing the villa, it took around 15 years before this particular area was selected as the place where it should be built; its vast scale is overwhelming. Application to the Imperial Househould Agency needs to be done in advance before visiting.
Shogakuin-Hayashinowaki, Sakyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free entrance (Visit for 18 years and above)
Application to visit required beforehand (Refer to homepage for details)
Transfer holidays and events Visit possible all Saturdays of March, April, May, October, November, and the third Saturday of the other months
30 minutes by car from Kyoto-East Interchange via Meishin Expressway
A 20-minute walk from Eizan Railway Shogakuin Station
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