The Kyoto Imperial Palace and other sites associated with the Imperial Family are precious historical sites that convey the nobility of the Imperial Family to the present day, offering a deep sense of the history spanning for more than 1,500 years.

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Shishinden (Hall for State Ceremonies) of the Kyoto Imperial Palace_京都御所紫宸殿

The successive emperors resided at the Kyoto Palace for over 1200 years. The successive emperors resided in Kyoto until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)

The Imperial Palace, Nijubashi Gate_皇居二重橋

Emperor Meiji was the first emperor to visit and reside at the current Imperial Palace, the former Edo Castle of Tokugawa Shogunate.

Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace_京都仙洞御所

Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace was built on the occasion of Emperor Gomizunoo's retirement in 17C. Its garden is full of seasonal charm. Especially the beauty of autumn leaves is beyond words.

Katsura Imperial Villa

Katsula Imperial Palace MiyukimonGate_桂離宮御幸門

Authentically beautiful architecture, a detached palace created by two aesthetic princes. The functional beauty of the stone path should not be overlooked.

Shugakuin Imperial Villa

The Shugakuin Imperial Villa in Kyoto_修学院離宮

The Shugakuin built by the retired emperor, Gomizunoo-in, is surrounded by a courtly atmosphere. Its beauty is beyond description.

Daikakuji, former Detached Villa

Daikakuji Temple_大覚寺

Why does Daikakuji Temple exude such an indescribable elegance? It was initially a detached villa of Emperor Saga. His era continued the peace and bloomed the court culture.