Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, Nikko

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Visit Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park to see a stupendous architectural feat, which was the residence of three Japanese emperors. The restored palace, whose history dates as far back as the early 17th century, consists of 106 rooms. As it housed three emperors, its architectural influences date back to three different periods, being Taisho, Meiji, and Edo. Here you can take a peaceful stroll around the surrounding garden, which features a 400-year-old tree. Make Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park part of your personalized Nikko itinerary using our Nikko tour itinerary planning site .
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  • The former imperial residence is open to the public as a memorial park. It was mistaken that it was the ruins of the residence of the Tamozawa family which had the connection to Nikko even if it was unknown. The vast site of more than 11 thousand tsubo seems to have been set up as a resting ground for the sickly Emperor Taisho. There is a solemn atmosphere even in the frugal, and it is worth seeing.
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  • A 10-minute walk from the temples is a very simple imperial villa. Be careful we quickly cold feet because you have to take off your shoes. Bring on big socks and keep your jacket on. It takes 30 minutes to go around. It's really a must-see. The style is dark, the house almost empty of. Beautiful garden Next week I think the autumn colors will be there.
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  • I thought it was a luxury because it was a house, but the atmosphere is very simple. There was no special feeling, and it was able to feel the emperor family near such a simple house similar to the common people.
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  • Not particularly amazing for the 510 yen entry fee. Just a nice house and garden, which you can give a miss if you're tight on time and have seen other Japanese gardens. Thought the history of the place might've been interesting, but guess not. Also saw a number of stinkbugs on the carpets throughout the villa, so look where you step! It was fall when I visited.
  • A lovely palace. I have spent nearly 2 hours inside this place and still wanted more time. The garden outside was quiet and a joy to walk. Inside a great example of Japanese x European architecture.
  • Largest imperial villa wooden complex in Japan. Lovely to visit and walk around. Nice garden. Was not too crowded. Staff were cheerful and helpful as well. Highly recommended if you come to Nikko.
  • One of my favorite place among the places in japan I’ve been to! Better in the summer time !
  • If you enjoy Japanese history and architecture, you will enjoy it. It is a big place with 106 rooms and 2 gardens. You can see how the imperial family lived. A bit anyways, as they don't have all the furniture. We loved it, but it really depends on what kind of things you enjoy.
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