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Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

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8-27 Honcho, Nikko 321-1434, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nikko in day trip from Tokyo. You need at least 3 hours to visit the major attraction from Nikko Centre, including imperial villa. To see the watefall, lake and other, you need anoteher 3-5 hours. Be aware at train connections, because there is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank floracalin
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

The villa is well maintained and clean. The garden features beautiful landscaping and lots of plants. Inside the villa, the panels explain the history and heritage of the place and its residents. There are English explanations for the exhibits. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SeahCS
Reviewed January 28, 2019

For the price, it's definitely a lovely slice of history to expose yourself to. The house is pretty much empty of furniture, so you are only coming here for the architecture and the gardens, The current Emperor of Japan took refuge in this place for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ShalomAlexandra
Reviewed January 25, 2019

This was a residence of the Imperial Family when they moved to Nikko to escape the steamy summer heat of Tokyo in the summer. The Villa was moved from Tokyo. It is now a museum, one third the original size. It is an interesting blend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank warrenD190
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I put our suitcases in a locker at the train station after checking out of our hotel in town. We walked up to the villa from there (maybe 2 miles slightly uphill). The indoor self-guided villa tour took us maybe 30 -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
9  Thank Humarock_Seth
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa was building around the former Edo residence of Kiss Tokugawa Clan, which was brought and rebuilt from old Tokyo to Nikko. The Edo residence was presented to the Imperial Household after Edo Era closed. It was called Akasaka Rikyu. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shopping74
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Easy on/off from Tobu bus stop 11. Biggest imperial villa erected during Edo/Meiji/Taisho period (modern Japan). Simply exquisite restoration. Circular shoeless walk on carpet around various household & formal sections, views and platform access of enclosed gardens (not as immaculate as they probably were, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 535laurencec
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Visiting here was a wonderful experience. It was so serene and quiet. The interiors were beautiful and minimalist; the gardens were jaw-droppingly pretty. There is an informative video and signage in English. The staff here was very polite and helpful. You do need to take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LexiV
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The imperial villa is a great place to visit in Nikko. The staff is super friendly and polite(and do not tell me that is normal in Japan, I visited Nikko’d shrines before the villa so I know unfriendly and unpolite) Compared to the other sights...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrea K
Reviewed June 27, 2018

I suspect most people don't leave enough time to really explore some of the lesser-known sites in Nikko. If you have time, though, this is a beautiful place, both villa and gardens. We spent at least an hour here, and I really recommend it. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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