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An important cultural treasure of Japan, the Katsura Imperial Villa features stunning landscape design and building structures that are considered to be amongst the greatest achievements of Japanese architecture. Built to function as a residence for...more

Kyoto, Japan

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An important cultural treasure of Japan, the Katsura Imperial Villa features stunning landscape design and building structures that are considered to be amongst the greatest achievements of Japanese architecture. Built to function as a residence for the royal Katsura Family, the villa and garden area were completed in 1645 but their origins date back to as far as the Heian Era, more than a thousand years ago. Surrounded by lush vegetation on all sides, the architecture of the villa is said to express the very quintessence of Japanese taste by reflecting a blend of rustic simplicity and natural scenery. The villa covers an area of over 69,000 square metres and has stunned design experts over the years with its sheer beauty.

Ticket Price

Free of charge

Opening Hour

Tours start at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily (except during the weekend)

Recommended Visit Duration

The tour usually lasts for around 1 hour

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults

Must See

 The Shoin building, the tea houses and the garden features

Prayer Facilities

Prayer room facilities at the Katsura Imperial Villa will be unavailable. Muslim visitors could go to one of the few mosques in Kyoto city during prayer times - such as the Kyoto Masjid which is the main mosque in Kyoto.

Halal Food

Halal food at the Katsura Imperial Villa will be unavailable. A few places that serve halal food in Kyoto are available for Halal food options such as Ajanta - a popular spot for South Asian food.

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