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Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto

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Explore an important chapter in the nation's history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former residence of the country's royal family. Join a guided tour to access the 19th-century palace complex and explore its array of buildings and gardens. Afterwards, you can stroll through the lush grounds of the surrounding park, which ranks as one of the city's most popular outdoor leisure spots. Keep in mind that you must apply ahead of time for permission to tour the palace--check the website for details to avoid disappointment on the day of your visit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto itinerary builder website.
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  • I love ancient Japanese I’m always fascinated by the rich history and culture and this is the perfect place to go if ever you visit Kyoto Japan 
    I love ancient Japanese I’m always fascinated by the rich history and culture and this is the perfect place to go if ever you visit Kyoto Japan  more »
  • Japan's Imperial Family's offical Residence until 1868, when they moved to Tokyo. Kyoto, up until that point, was The Capital and that is why it is still very much a low-rise City, with lots of... 
    Japan's Imperial Family's offical Residence until 1868, when they moved to Tokyo. Kyoto, up until that point, was The Capital and that is why it is still very much a low-rise City, with lots of...  more »
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  • The area was absolutely massive and was basically a super clean Times Square. Unfortunately the Palace itself was closed when my wife and I got there so I cant really review that. However, if you are trying to find a peaceful area to go on a walk or run, I highly recommend.
  • The palace itself is beautiful, but really the best part is that it is a public park for everyone. You can bike, walk, jog, run, play on the playground, eat at the picnic tables... It really is the Central Park of downtown Kyoto City!

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