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A must see in Kyoto, the garden is absolutely enchanting! And of course Kyoto is a place not to miss.
We have been there 5 days and we did not have enough time to visit all the beautiful gardens and temples.
Superlatives fail me for this place! Firstly, you have to book your place on a tour at the Imperial Palace as it is one of their sites, but totally worth the wait, the hassle, and the trek out to Katsura, As the visits are strictly...More
Lovely garden; recommend taking the English language tour(there are several every day) and also recommend applying on line before visiting to make sure you get a place on the tour.
Tour was informative, and the gardens are beautiful.
Took city bus from Kyoto station, which...More
We booked this in advance to assure the English tour with guide. Its easy to do online. The tour takes about an hour and I really felt I began to understand the design of a Japanese garden. There are tea houses for viewing the garden...More
We caught the bus here from Kyoto station, it took less that 30 mins to get there. It was miserable. I'm not really a garden fan, ornamental or otherwise. This was something my wife wanted to do, but I was glad I went along.
We were able to "gain entry" into this one hour tour of this imperial garden. Although the tour itself is in Japanese, you are given an audio guide in English. The garden is beautiful. The audio explanation helps you experience what it might have been...More
This is the only one of The Imperial properties that you now have to pay to enter, and still have to have a permit as well. We got ours online months before our visit, but saw about 6 people just walk up and get onto...More
I applied for a tour on the online lottery and got an email of acceptance the next day. My tour was not fully booked, so it would have been possible to simply show up, not that I would want to try that.
Access is fairly...More
We went here for a one hour tour. The tour consists of a 1 km walk around the garden. I went there because my wife wanted too but I was totally swept away by what I saw. We had a really engaged tour guide, which...More
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Hi, It's not up to me but the Imperial Household Office who are situated at the entrance to the old palace courtyard. From Kobe, port it's about 2 hours at least. You can try but it is highly unlikely you'll get in. I had to... More
Hi, It's not up to me but the Imperial Household Office who are situated at the entrance to the old palace courtyard. From Kobe, port it's about 2 hours at least. You can try but it is highly unlikely you'll get in. I had to wait two weeks for a time and if you miss your appointment without good excuse, you're in their database of no-shows. Anyway, good luck.
we went in March. It was lovely then but then again they had a very hot spring so we were lucky to have the start fo the cherry blossoms but I think that the gardens were designed for all seasons and I am sure winter will be... More
we went in March. It was lovely then but then again they had a very hot spring so we were lucky to have the start fo the cherry blossoms but I think that the gardens were designed for all seasons and I am sure winter will be beautiful in a different way