Kyoto Imperial Palace

kyoto imperial palace

The palace complex is enclosed by a long wall and consists of several gates, halls and gardens. It can be visited only on guided tours held by the Imperial Household Agency. You need to apply for permission in advance with your passport or at the agency’s office in the Kyoto Imperial Park or online. The Imperial Palace is surrounded by a sprawling park, which has been likened to New York’s Central Park. These grounds can be accessed without a reservation and are a great place for strolling and biking.

Written by Pamela Murdoch

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