Katsura Imperial Villa is a masterpiece of Japanese gardening built as a villa for the Imperial Family
The Katsura Imperial Villa is located in Katsura, Kyoto, and it was built around the year 1600, in the beginning of the Edo period, for the Imperial Family. There have been no fires at the villa since its building, so the villa looks almost the same today as it did in 1600. The grounds cover an area of approximately 70,000 square meters, and the area contains a stroll garden, teahouses for tea ceremonies and other buildings.
The stroll garden surrounding the pond is a masterpiece that is also famous overseas, and the garden is built in a way that you cannot see everything from one place. The elaborately thought out designs of the teahouses and shoin “drawing rooms” probably made people feel in awe 400 years ago, as they do today. The beautiful Katsura Imperial Villa with its Japanese atmosphere is a place whenever you visit Kyoto, I wish you an enjoyable visit to the Katsura Imperial Villa. If you wish to participate on a tour of the villa, you have to apply in advance, though from 2016 onward same day applications at the Katsura Imperial Villa also became possible.