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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  • On the way to my hotel, I stopped in at the Tamozawa Villa. It is well worth the 500 yen entry fee. The route is clearly marked out and if you take your time, allow about an hour to see it properly. P...  more »
  • Toshogu Shrine is nice, but also East from a Tosho-gu shrine so come enter the once overwhelming Japan architectural and garden great!
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  • It is also must visit if going to Nikko. You can do it if you go from Tokyo in a day, by train or by bus. The villa is the example of as they are the buildings of the imperial era. All wood. Your visit is worthwhile. But if you go in winter it is too cold inside. Although they lend you a shoe type socks to visit it, I advise you take one of those socks that have the chubby sole so you do not go cold. The visit although it is impressive is made very hard with so cold. The House is surrounded by a beautiful garden you can also visit. It is included in the visit to Nikko.
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  • Beautiful and quiet place, a must see in Nikko. It might be a bit now crowded in spring since there's a huge Sakura tree, I've been there in Summer and Autumn and both times enjoyed it a lot. The building is really well conserved, they used traditional techniques to keep it as it was when it was built. The gardens are very beautiful too, and quite big. In total it will take from 2 to 3 hours to see everything if you take your time. They also have a small gift shop and guess in different languages. This is the perfect place to visit on a rainy day!
  • Beautifully preserved former imperial residence, with different architectural periods for different wings of the residence. Carpeted walkways and a good place to visit if windy or rainy. Landscape gardens are beautiful though small, and are lovely to meander in on an autumn morning, away from the crowded shrines and temples nearby. Entry fee required and covers both the residence and gardens. Parking is available opposite, and a souvenir shop and tea shop are also located next to the washroom outside of the residence
  • Outstanding experience. Well maintained buildings and grounds.
  • It waa quite interesting and the garden was amazing. Closea very early.
  • A good visit if you have time, though the villa can be a little bland in areas. Nice garden.
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