Katsura Imperial Villa

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  • Built: 1620
  • Japanese: 離宮 (Katsura rikyû)

The Katsura Imperial Villa is a secondary imperial palace and gardens on the outskirts of Kyoto, established in 1620. It briefly became the primary, temporary, imperial residence following a fire at the Kyoto Imperial Palace on 1854/4/6.


  • Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 580, 586.