History Museum in Imperial Palace Area, Kyoto
9am - 4am
Allow 30 minutes
Closed: Monday; New Year holidays
Updated 19 July 2020
About Kaninnomiya Mansion
Formerly the residence of court nobles, Kaninnomiya Mansion is a well preserved historic home on the grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Park.
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Kyoto Imperial Park
A sprawling 65 hectare park and garden surrounding the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace and Kaninnomiya Mansion. Popular all year with locals, in spring it erupts in colour with various plum and cherry trees in bloom.
Built in 1603, Nijo Castle is a stunning example of period architecture. Of particular note is the original Ninomaru Palace, the residence of the shogun while in Kyoto.
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Formerly the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family, until they relocated to Tokyo in 1868. Once only open for guided tours, the palace grounds - but no buildings - can now be entered without prior arrangement.
One of the finest gardens in Kyoto, and stunning mountain backdrop, makes the Tenryu-ji Temple the must-see attraction in Arashiyama. A World Heritage Site.
Kinkakuji - The Golden Pavilion - is Kyoto’s most iconic World Heritage site. A Zen temple covered with gold leaf set in beautiful traditional garden.
Kiyomizudera is the most famous and celebrated of all Kyoto’s temples, and for good reason! A designated National Treasure and World Heritage site, this beautiful temple has stunning views, and a rich history back to the 8th century.