Located in the center of Kyoto, the Kyoto Imperial Palace is vast. Originally the official palace of the Japanese royal family, the palace still serves as the Emperor's Kyoto residence. Built in a traditional Japanese style, the Shishinden is the main hall of Kyoto Imperial Palace. The Seiryoden serves as the Emperor's main residence and other buildings such as the court room and imperial study boast beautiful detail and atmosphere.
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In Kyoto, Toppers can also find another castle that was once used as the residence of the Emperor of Japan, namely the Kyoto Imperial palace.
This historical building, which is now a tourist attraction in Japan, was built as an imperial palace in 794. Although it no longer serves as the residence of the Emperor, many imperial ceremonies are still often held in this complex.
To be able to explore this Japanese tourist attraction that is rich in historical value, Toppers must first apply for a permit. Kyoto's Imperial Palace, or Gosho, is the former residence of the Emperor of Japan, located north of downtown Kyoto. No Emperor, however, has resided in Gosho since 1869, which is when the imperial family and its retainers were transferred to Tokyo following the Meiji Restoration.
Gosho is inside the large Kyoto Imperial Park (Kyoto Gyoen ) which forms the former grounds of the Imperial Palace. The palace grounds are a big rectangular slab in the heart of the city, roughly 1.3 km (slightly short of a mile) north to south and about half that east to west. It has a great variety of trees, and is very popular for both hanami (cherry viewing) and the fall colors.
Kyoto Imperial Palace, free of charge. I won't mention maple here. This is not the point. The Kyoto Imperial Palace was originally a residence of the Imperial Family, and is still the palace of the Emperor of Kyoto. So although it is free, you have to make an appointment in advance! And it's easy to get full. Make an appointment at least one week in advance. In addition, this website is not available 24 hours a day, to the local time 0