Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho) was the residence of the Japanese emperors until 1869.

The original Kyoto Imperial Palace was established when the ancient capital city was moved from Heijo-Kyo (Nara) to Heian-Kyo (Kyoto) in 794.


This palace was the stage for important events in Japanese history from 8th century to 1869.

Shishinden (Hall for State Ceremonies)

Shishinden (Hall for State Ceremonies)


There is a place called “Takiguchi” at Seiryoden (Hall for Rites and Rituals).

Samurai who protected the palace used to stay this place. Therefore, those samurai were called “Takiguchi no Bushi” (Samurai at Takiguchi).



You can see the best quality of Japanese art and architecture here.

Please feel the breeze of the ancient capital city, Kyoto.