Kyoto Imperial Palace Park
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho)
The original imperial palacewas built in 794 and was replaced numerous times after destruction by fire. The present building, on a...
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...
Occasional classical music and dance performances are held at this midtown concert hall. Check Kyoto Visitors Guide or Kansai Scene ...
Café Bibliotec HELLO!
As the name suggests, books line the walls of this cool cafe located in a converted machiya (traditional Japanese town house). You can...
Kyoto gyōen · interesting places nearby
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park information
The Kyoto Gosho and Sentō Gosho are surrounded by the spacious Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, which is planted with a huge variety of flowering trees and open fields. It's perfect for picnics, strolls and just about any sport you can think of. Take some time to visit the pond at the park's southern end, which contains gorgeous carp. The park is most beautiful in the plum- and cherry-blossom seasons (late February and late March, respectively). The plum arbour is located about midway along the park on the west side. There are several large shidareze-zakura ('weeping' cherry trees) at the north end of the park, making it a great cherry-blossom destination. The park is between Teramachi-dōri and Karasuma-dōri (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dōri and Marutamachi-dōri (to the north and south).