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Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park (日光田母沢御用邸記念公園)


Historical Monument

This is a Tochigi prefectural urban park which was landscaped in 1899 as a place of convalescence for Emperor Taisho. One part of the former Akasaka homestead of the Edo daimyo, Kishu Tokugawa was moved to its current location at the wealthy person’s villa which formerly existed here. Even after that, additional buildings were added but the overall harmony was retained. The building has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and it is possible to tour the interior of the building. You can enjoy the various scenery from season to season starting with the 400-year-old weeping cherry tree in the garden.


Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Honchou 8-27 (Nikko / Kinugawa / Lake ChuzenjiArea)

phone 0288536767

[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:00)
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)

Review of Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/22 Beautiful Gardens and Villa
The Villa is very well maintained and surprisingly large. Not as old as some in Japan but full of traditional architecture and styling.
The gardens are beautifully maintained and well worth a wander...
Reviewed:2019/08/02 Villa and gardens
The imperial villa is worth a visit. It is larger than expected as you wander around the rooms where the emperor and family would have spent time. We visited in the August but there were pictures of...
Reviewed:2019/07/11 Beautiful Villa
Though not as old as most sites in Japan (built in late 1800s) the Imperial villa is a well-preserved and interesting view of the life of the Royal Family. Beautiful woodwork and paintings and lovely...

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Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Honchou 8-27 [map]
Nikko / Kinugawa / Lake ChuzenjiArea
[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:00)
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)
Tuesday (The next day for Public holiday), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee] Adults550yen, Small/Junior High School Students270yen
Parking Lot
Available (113spaces)
Cars 250yen/2 hours
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Others (smoking available beside the bus parking lot)
Available (Reception)
English Menu
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 12, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes (Visit the Imperial House and the Garden)
Wheelchair accessible
Acceptable (some are not allowed to visit the second floor)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Tochigi Areas


          Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi’s capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.