Kyoto Imperial Palace


Kyoto Imperial Palace

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This was the home of Japan’s imperial family until 1868, when they moved to Tokyo. If you want to visit on a guided tour, you will need to apply at the Imperial Household Agency, but the beautiful grounds around the palace are open to all.

Essential Information

  • Hours: 
    09:00 - 16:00
  • Open:  All year - closed on Mondays
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Guide Price:  Free to explore the palace grounds