Katsura Imperial Villa
Palace - 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
8:40 to 17:00, closed on Mondays, or next day if Monday falls on a national holiday