Summary of Katsura Imperial Villa
It is located in the West of Katsura-River which is not close to the central part of Kyoto City. The total area is about 69,000㎡ including adjunct area, which is 1.5 times greater than that of Tokyo Dome. It is especially popular among the facilities such as Kyoto-Gosho(Old Imperial Palace), Kyoto-Taigu-Gosho(Kyoto Taigu Palace), Sento-Gosho(Sento Palace), Shugakuin Rikyu(Shugakuin Detached Palace)which are managed by Imperial Household Agency.
The features of the garden are the pure Japanese garden view and the silent presence. Katsura Imperial Villa is a circuit style garden with small and large islands connected by bridges with distinctive appearances. The natural beauty is the feature of the garden and it has different scenes throughout the year.
The trees in the garden are treated carefully by professional gardeners everyday, they take your breath away at anytime. That is a reason for those who are interested in gardening to visit Katsura Imperial Villa from all over Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. They long to visit the garden once in a life as one of their mecca.
How to get there
from Katsura Sta., Hankyu Kyoto line: 20 min walk
from Katsura-Rikyu-Mae, Kyoto City bus: 8 min walk
Tour starts (a tour takes about 1 hour)
9:00AM, 10:00AM, 11:00AM,
1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM