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 Villa is very well maintained and surprisingly large. Not as old as some in Japan but full of traditional architecture and styling. The gardens are beautifully maintained and well worth a wander.....  more »
  • The imperial villa is worth a visit. It is larger than expected as you wander around the rooms where the emperor and family would have spent time. We visited in the August but there were pictures of....  more »
  • 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.
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