Japan’s oldest government building remains unchanged
The Former Kyoto Prefectural Head Office remains unchanged since its completion. The former government building is the oldest among existing government buildings in Japan and is still used for meetings.
Music events and other entertainment are also regularly held here. When it was built in 1904, during the Meiji period (1868-1912), it was a time of European culture flooding into Japan. Therefore, the architectural design of the building is based on the Italian renaissance style of symmetry. Inside, you will find a Main office, central garden, Former Assembly Hall and so on. Each area was made with Japan’s finest crafts. This Western-style building, which resembles a villa, is a five minute walk to the west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
It also really stands out in amongst the classic Kyoto scenery of temples and shrines. How about taking a stroll and enjoying some European architecture in Kyoto?