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Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
8-27 Honcho, Nikko 321-1434, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The imperial villa is worth a visit. It is larger than expected as you wander around the rooms where the emperor and family would have spent time. We visited in the August but there were pictures of the gardens in spring and autumn which would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank zitatravel
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Though not as old as most sites in Japan (built in late 1800s) the Imperial villa is a well-preserved and interesting view of the life of the Royal Family. Beautiful woodwork and paintings and lovely views to the outside gardens. Be sure to watch the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

All I really got from this place was the Japanese curated aesthetic of cultivated gardens etc. My general impression was actually how empty it was. It’s nice and all but it’s much of a muchness when compared to all the other very similar buildings you’ll...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DanTheGreat123
Reviewed June 15, 2019

This is a pleasant way to spend an hour or two. The villa has been restored and is now a museum, but was once the summer residence for the Emperor and his family. Supposedly the largest or one of the largest wooden buildings extant in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bangkokcassidy
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Walking through the many rooms and enjoying the choreographed garden views really gives you a sense of Japanese aesthetics. Unfortunately, since the rooms are presented 'bare bones', it did not create a feeling or an understanding of how human beings have spent their time there,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

As well as the aesthetic appeal of this place, there is a lot of interesting history and culture on display. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Entrance fee reduced if you show a JR pass (not advertised). Excellent visit - large property and gardens.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank susanhipperson
Reviewed April 14, 2019

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
1  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
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