Realize the Emperor`s authority at "Kyoto-Gosyo" Imperial palace

by Tatsuhiro

 

What is "Kyoto-Gosyo" ?"

 "Kyoto-gosyo" Imperial Palace has been the residence of Japan`s successive emperors ever since her capital was moved to Kyoto more than 1,200 years ago. It is surrounded by a huge rectangular earthen fence 450 meters north to south by 250 meters east to west and the area is 110,000 square meters. In the compound, there are many magnificent structures that will make you sigh, all of which stand in perfect harmony toward each other and are the combination of all the traditional forms of Japanese architectural technique. The present palace, however, is the reconstruction of the original structures that was carried out toward the end of the Edo period (1603-1867).

What you can see and enjoy

 A guide will take you on a tour around the palace buildings. Have a look at them and you will marvel at the traditional Japanese construction technique. You can enjoy seeing the trees, a pond, gardens and other natural surroundings in the palace grounds. You will realize the authority of Japan`s emperor. Besides gettig inside the palace ground, you can enjoy strolling, relaxing and having lunch in the spacious "Gyoen" garden. You can spend a happy time with your family all day.

Kyoto-Gosyo is the starting place of festvals

 Processions of "Aoi-matsuri" festival on May 15 and "Jidai-matsuri" festival on October 22 start from this palace, attracting a huge crowd.

Reservation is the must

 Reservation is necessary before you visit the palace. It can be done through a return card, online or in person. If you visit the palace administration office by yourself, you can get the permission for the entry on the next day, but if you make a request for a visit online, you have to wait at least four days, and in case of a return card, a month. 

 Tour of "Kyoto-Gosyo" Imperial palace

    


06 Jul 2015


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It took me some 20 years to be qualified for this job and I feel honored for being able to help tourists from abroad understand our nation and culture. Japan is a beautiful country with a long history, tradition and rich cultural heritages, having various features in each of the four distinct seasons. Although there are now many visitors from abroad, mainly from Asian countries, they are mostly interested in shopping taking advantage of cheaper yen rather than understanding our people and culture. Kyoto and Nara are the two cities best known by foreign tourists, but not all the aspects of Japanese culture are concentrated there. If you visit the countryside other than these two cities, you will never fail to see the beautiful natural surroundings and people who will warmly welcome you. I wish to work as the bridge between Japanese people and tourists from all over the world. read more


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