Katsura Rikyu


Museums & Sights

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Perhaps the greatest garden in Kyoto. As you stroll through the 7ha site, an enchanting transformation takes place, with ponds, islets, teahouses and miniature landscapes moving in and out of the frame. The buildings, notably the Sho-in, are considered exemplars of the sukiya style - the restrained, teahouse-inspired wooden architecture that influenced so many of Kyoto’s constructions. Visitors need to apply in advance to the Imperial Household Agency.

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Review updated October 2009


Misono-cho, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto

Telephone 075 211 1215

Admission Free (by appointment only).

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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