Nikkō Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
Escape the crowds along this wooded path lined with a collection of jizō statues (the small stone effigies of the Buddhist protector of...
Ieyasu's grandson Iemitsu (1604–51) is buried here and although it houses many of the same elements as Tōshō-gū (storehouses, drum...
Set among cypress trees, this very atmospheric shrine was also founded by Shōdō Shōnin; the current building dates from 1619, making it...
A century-old rice shop has been sensitively reinvented as this retro-chic cafe with a garden, where expertly made hand-dripped coffee...
This bustling lunch eatery beside the Tamozawa Imperial Villa serves hearty soba (buckwheat noodles) dishes, noodle and tempura set...
8-27 Hon-chō · interesting places nearby
Nikkō Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park information
About 1km west of Shin-kyō bridge, this splendidly restored imperial palace of more than 100 rooms showcases superb craftsmanship, with parts of the complex dating from the Edo, Meiji and Taishō eras. Apart from the construction skills involved there are brilliantly detailed screen paintings and serene garden views framed from nearly every window.
Visit in autumn to see the gardens at their most spectacular.