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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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  • It is free to enter the complex but not allowed to actually enter the building. Located in the north half of the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Download the tour app from Google Play - "Imperial... 
    It is free to enter the complex but not allowed to actually enter the building. Located in the north half of the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Download the tour app from Google Play - "Imperial...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Beautiful palace grounds and helpful staff. No English tours today but there were ample signs with information. Very grateful to be able to visit.
  • It's an ancient palace in Kyoto city which was a Japanes imperial family residence in the past. Pros: Free entry and open to public. Cons: parking lots is little bit expensive. In sum, definitely worth a visit, highly recommended!

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