photographed by
kenji kobayashi

Permission needed. Children should be accompanied by adult (20 years old or over).
Groups must be smaller than 9 per tour. (Larger groups must have separate tour times and must apply for permission in a different way).

Tour Times
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Aplly for permission in advance (at least 20 minutes before the tour time) at the Office.

Passport or Alien Registration needed to enter. Japanese intepreter also need Identification card (ID card).

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, on other days determined by the Agency, and during Dec. 25 through Jan. 5.

Address and Telephone number:
Imperial Household Agency, Kyoto Office, 3, Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602 Japan. (075)211-1215.

Office hour: 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday (Closed on national holidays).

We would like you or someone for you to come to the Imperial Household Agency, Kyoto Office, to apply for permission in person, either in advance or on the same day of your tour before scheduled tour time ( Passport or I.D.card necessary ).

Please note that making reservations by mail and/or by phone to visit Kyoto Imperial Palace is no longer acceptable.

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