Built in the early seventeenth century by Emperor Gomizu, the Sento Imperial Palace is another palace complex in Kyoto and it functioned as the palace of residence for retired emperors. Though the original palace building suffered heavy damage from a fire in the mid 1800s and was not rebuilt, the surrounding garden area and teahouses that spread across an area of 22 acres offer a plethora of breathtaking sights with its delightful winding walkways, mossy hills, ponds, cherry trees and tiny islands. The two teahouses - Seika-tei and Yushin-tei - are located within the garden, showcasing the unique characteristics of imperial architecture and design.
Free of charge
Tours are conducted daily at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. except on Sundays
The tour duration is usually around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
Ōmiya Palace, the pond through trees and the two tea houses
Prayer room facilities at the Sento Imperial Palace will be unavailable. Muslim visitors could go to one of the few mosques in Kyoto city - such as the Kyoto Masjid - during prayer times.
Halal food at the Sento Imperial Palace will be unavailable. A few places that serve halal food in Kyoto - such as Ajanta - are available for Halal food options.