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Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), Kyoto
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The Sentō Imperial Palace 22acre) is a large garden in Kyoto, Japan, formerly the grounds of a palace for retired emperors. It is administered by the Imperial Household Agency and may be visited by appointment.HistorySento Imperial Palace was completed in 1630 for Emperor Go-Mizunoo's retirement, along with the corresponding Ōmiya Palace for the Empress Dowager Nyoin. Both palaces were repeatedly destroyed by fire and reconstructed until a blaze in 1854, after which the Sento palace was never rebuilt. (Ōmiya Palace was, however, reconstructed in 1867 and is still used by the emperor whenever he visits Kyoto). Today only two Sento structures, the Seika-tei and Yushin-tei teahouses, remain. The excellent gardens, laid out in 1630 by renowned artist Kobori Masakazu (Kobori Enshu), are now its main attractions.LayoutThe palace grounds are located within the southeast corner of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and entered via a stately wooden gate within its surrounding earthen wall. A carriage house with graceful triple gables sits just within, but still outside the garden's unadorned inner wall, whose gate leads directly to a fine view opening westward across the garden pond.The garden's primary feature is a large pond with islands and walkways, whose north and south segments were linked by a short canal in 1747. The north pond was extended and reworked from 1684-1688; the south pond is notable for its expansive "ocean shore" of rounded stones and cherry trees, an edging of mixed natural and hewn stones, and a separate, understated embankment of squared stones. The ponds contain a variety of highly picturesque islands and six bridges in a varied styles, including one with an impressive wisteria trellis (built 1895)(Ex-Emperor's Palace)'', undated booklet (August 2007Take a look at our Kyoto trip builder to schedule your visit to Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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地下鉄丸太町、または京阪神宮丸太町駅から御所の敷地に入り、歩くこと15分で見学者が入場できる北の門に到着します。私は2ヶ月前からネットで予約していましたが、今夏から始まった当日受け付けに並ぶ参観でも十分人数に余裕があったようです。ガイドに連れられ1時間の庭園散歩となりますが、今日のガイドはまだ不慣れな女性、スタスタあるき、覚えていることを立て板に水で一気に喋るので、面白くありませんでした。石、樹木... read more »Arrive at the admission visitors within 15 minutes, walking in the grounds of the Imperial Palace from subway marutamachi or Kyoto Palace marutamachi Station North Gate. I was booked on the net from two months ago, this summer began visiting day at the reception line 10-persons afford was. It wasn't brought along by the guides, Garden walk in one hour, but today's Guide is still an unfamiliar female, pad, remember that rattled speaks once in the water, so interesting. Guides tell anecdotes wherever the Emperor and Empress, author of stones, trees, at its different parts and the late Princess Diana, I'm in you are lucky if you meet. The fragrant olive wafted over the buds of the Camellia. From this mid-11 autumn and snow in January will be researching.show original
京都御苑の中に、京都御所、京都迎賓館、仙洞御所があります。事前予約が必要で、京都御所に比べ、抽選の場合、当たりにくいと思います。受付後、宮内庁（たぶん？）の人がガイドしてくれます。おおよそ１時間で仙洞御所の中を順序よく、案内していきます。ただ、仙洞御所の建物は焼失しており、再建されていません。つまり、整備された庭園といくつかの茶室が見所になります。特に覚えているのは、南側の池のほとり州浜というとこ... read more »Kyoto Gyoen National Garden in the Kyoto State Guest House, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Sento Imperial Palace. I think compared to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, hard to draw, per, should be booked in advance. After the reception, the imperial household Agency (maybe? ) Of people will guide you. Continue around the well in the Sento Imperial Palace order in approximately one hour. The Sento Imperial Palace building and burned down, and not rebuilt. In other words, manicured garden and some tea places. Especially remember is a place called South pond shores beach. It is that stone matched here about 110000 pieces per one stone promises us 1 Shou in and hauled it down. Come look.show original
Fuimos a visitar el Sentõ Imperial Palace después de estar 4 días en Kyoto visitando templos y jardines preciosos y esta última no es para nada una visita imprescindible. Además hay que reservar hora ... read more »We went to visit the Sento Imperial Palace after being 4 days in Kyoto visiting temples and beautiful gardens and the latter is not a must-see. Furthermore we have to book time at the Park Information Office and the visit is guided and quite boring. I think it may be of interest to the Japanese but not as a tourist attraction. There are a thousand sites most beautiful and interesting in the city.show original
Beautiful gardens. You are only allowed inside with a tour guide. Make reservations at least one day ahead in the Imperial Household office.
AZ-Zakwanul Faiz bin Zakaria
The guard/police was nice for letting me in even i was late.
No access to most people that are not in guided tour
José Antonio MerayoOne of the most beautiful gardens that are in Kyoto. It is a must-see. It is important to book in advance on the website of the imperial palace.show original
Marchen RoAdvance reservation is required.show original
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