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Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)

Historical Monument

An Imperial villa built in the mid-17th century by Emperor Go-Mizunoo. Located at the foot of Mt. Hiei, three gardens, deemed the lower, middle, and upper tea houses, are distributed around the spacious grounds and connected by pine-line walks. The lower tea house garden is entered via the front main gate and has a tea house called the Jugetsukan built in the sukiya-zukuri (tea arbor) style. The adjoining middle tea house garden has a simple tea house built in the irimoya-zukuri (gabled, hipped roof) style, but its magnificently decorated reception hall is truly a sight to behold, as well as the decorative tea alcove shelving called “Kasumi-dana (shelf of mist),” The shelf is considered one of the three most treasured shelves in Japan. The large upper tea house garden is dotted with tea houses surrounding a central pond. The view from the Rin-un-tei tea house built on the mountainside is particularly spectacular.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shugakuin Kabayashi (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0752111215
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[Visit Hours] 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shugakuin Kabayashi [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0752111215
Hours
[Visit Hours] 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00
Closed
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), 12/28-1/4
Fees
Free
* Application system, this Sunday application is possible
* For details, please refer to the Imperial Household Agency homepage.
Parking Lot
Not available
Note
[Imperial Household Agency Kyoto Office Visitor] 075-211-1215

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.