Kyoto Imperial Palace in Kochi Area
Kyoto Imperial Palace is a historic palace located in the Kochi area of Kochi, Kochi, Japan. It served as the residence of the Emperor of Japan until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869. Today, the palace is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction.
The Kyoto Imperial Palace was first built in 794, when Emperor Kanmu moved the capital of Japan to Kyoto. It has since been rebuilt several times due to fires and other disasters. The current palace was completed in 1855, and was used as the residence of the Emperor until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869.
During World War II, the palace was damaged by air raids, but was later restored to its original state. Today, it is an important cultural property of Japan and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visiting Kyoto Imperial Palace
The palace is open to the public for free, but reservations are required. Visitors can take a guided tour of the palace grounds, which includes the main hall, the Shishinden (ceremonial hall), and the Seiryoden (empress's residence).
Visitors are required to follow a strict dress code and are not allowed to bring in large bags or backpacks. Photography is also not allowed inside the palace.
- Address: Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, 602-0881, Japan
- Phone: +81 75-211-1215
- Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm (closed Mondays and holidays)
- Latitude: 35.0256° N
- Longitude: 135.7529° E