Kyoto Imperial Palace 京都御所

  • Published on : 01/12/2021
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Emperors, empresses, princes and concubines lived for centuries behind the walls of Kyoto-gosho. Today the former imperial palace welcomes visitors and transports them back in time.

Tours by the Imperial Household Agency

Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho) can be visited only by participating in one of the daily tours organized by the Imperial Household Agency. Tours run every day except Sunday and national holidays.

Tour bookings can be made, usually on the same day, at the Imperial Household Agency Office in the north-west of the palace grounds, open Monday-Friday from 8:45 am to 5 pm (but closed noon to 1 pm). Bookings can also be made online, but not on the same day. 

Looking through red gates to the main hall at Kyoto Imperial Palace

Shishinden at Kyoto Imperial Palace

By Ryuch - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6922293


Address, timetable & access

Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Address

    3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku

    602-8611

    Japan

  • Phone

    +81 (0)75 211 1215
  • Access

    Subway: From Kyoto Station, take the Kurasuma Line to Marutamachi Station. Exit 1 for the south gate. For the north gate, take the Kurasuma Line to Imadegawa Station. On Foot: It is also possible to walk from downtown. From City Hall, walk north along Teramachi (the narrow street on the west side of City Hall) for about 10- 15 minutes. Teramachi has many small shops and restaurants.
  • Website

    https://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/guide/kyoto.html

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