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Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was the residence of the Imperial Family until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869, is located in the Kyoto Gyoen park. Within Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds, which are enclosed by a roofed earthen wall, are the Seiryo-den (Palace Hall) and the Kogosho (Minor Palace), which are highly reminiscent of this dynastic age.
 
No prior registration is required upon visiting this palace. 

Historic Sites

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was the residence of the Imperial Family until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869, is located in the Kyoto Gyoen park. Within Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds, which are enclosed by a roofed earthen wall, are the Seiryo-den (Palace Hall) and the Kogosho (Minor Palace), which are highly reminiscent of this dynastic age.
 
No prior registration is required upon visiting this palace. 
Address
3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, 602-0881
Tel
+81-75-211-1215
Website
https://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/guide/kyoto.html
Access: 5-minute walk from Imadegawa Station on the Karasuma Subway Line
5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Karasuma-imadegawa
 
Parking: Available (Parking lots are located on the east and west sides of the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden)
 
Entrance Fee: Free 
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
 
Hours: Oct. to February 9:00 – 16:00 (Last admission 15:20)/ Sep. & Mar. 9:00 – 16:30 (Last admission 15:00)/ Apr. to August 9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission 16:20)
 
Time Required: 60 minutes
 
Closed: 12/28-1/4, and Mondays (If a national holiday falls on a Monday, the following Tuesday will be closed)