Katsura Imperial Villa
Palace in Kyoto, Japan
Constructed during the early and mid-seventeenth century by Toshihito Shinno and Toshitada Shinno, the first and second generations of the Hachijo-no-Miya family, Katsura Imperial Villa features what is said to be the most beautiful Japanese garden.
Katsuramisono, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 615-8014, Japan
from Hankyu Kyoto Line Katsura Station: 20-minute walk from Katsura-rikyu-mae bus stop: 8-minute walk
Closed day Mondays (Tuesday if a national holiday falls on a Monday) New Year holidays (December 28 - January 4). Any day or time of the day when Imperial Court functions are scheduled or other unavoidable circumstances occur.