Shūgakuin Imperial Villa

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Shugakuin Imperial Villa, located on the northeastern outskirts of Kyoto City, is a stunning complex of traditionally designed buildings and gardens interwoven into paddy fields. It was constructed from 1655 to 1659 by Emperor Gomizuno and presently, is managed by the Imperial Household Agency. The complex features three sections–the Upper, Middle, and Lower Villas–which are connected by tree-lined pathways. Between the villas, the majority of the land is designated as paddy fields and is still cultivated by local farmers today.



Shugakuin Yabusoe, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto (Map) (Directions)


9:00 - 15:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 15:00
Thursday 9:00 - 15:00
Friday 9:00 - 15:00
Saturday 9:00 - 15:00
Sunday 9:00 - 15:00
Holidays 9:00 - 15:00



Phone Number

075 211 1215



Shugakuin Imperial Villa is about a 15- to 20-minute walk from Shugakuin Station on the Eizan Railway Line

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