Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho)
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park
The Kyoto Gosho and Sentō Gosho are surrounded by the spacious Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, which is planted with a huge variety of...
Sentō Gosho Palace
A few hundred metres southeast of the Imperial Palace is the Sentō Gosho. It was originally constructed in 1630 during the reign of...
Nishijin Textile Center
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Occasional classical music and dance performances are held at this midtown concert hall. Check Kyoto Visitors Guide or Kansai Scene ...
This woodsy place overlooking the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park is an institution. It was something of a gathering spot for Kyoto’s...
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho) information
Lonely Planet review
The original imperial palacewas built in 794 and was replaced numerous times after destruction by fire. The present building, on a different site and smaller than the original, was constructed in 1855. Enthronement of a new emperor and other state ceremonies are still held here.
The Gosho does not rate highly in comparison with other attractions in Kyoto and you must apply for permission to visit. However, you shouldn't miss the park surrounding the Gosho.
To get there, take the Karasuma line subway to Imadegawa or a bus to the Karasuma-Imadegawa stop and walk 600m southeast.