• 2021年08月01日
    【お知らせ】 8月3日(火)~まん延防止等重点措置により、定時ミニガイド及び、みどころ案内は中止とさせていただきます。≪月曜休館≫*人との接触を避け、対人距離を確保するため、一度に入館できる人数を制限します。なお、入館時にマスクの着用をお願いいたします。
  • 2021年07月17日
    【再開のお知らせ】 7月17日(土)より、みどころ案内を再開いたします。 ※13時30分~14時(30分に短縮)先着順にて10名まで。*人との接触を避け、対人距離を確保するため、人数を制限します。なお、入館時にマスクの着用をお願いいたします。
  • 2021年07月13日
    【再開のお知らせ】 7月13日(火)より、定時ミニガイドを再開いたします。 ※11時・15時の各1回、月曜休館日 *人との接触を避け、対人距離を確保するため、一度に入館できる人数を制限します。なお、入館時にマスクの着用をお願いいたします。
  • 2021年06月21日
    【お知らせ】 6月22日(火)~まん延防止等重点措置の移行により、見どころ案内及びミニガイドは中止とさせていただきます。*人との接触を避け、対人距離を確保するため、一度に入館できる人数を制限します。なお、入館時にマスクの着用をお願いいたします。


The remain of residence KAN-IN-NO-MIYA was established in 1710, (Hoei Era 7) having a Price NAOHITO as founder, one of the sons of Emperor HIGASHIYAMA. It is one of the four imperial families - FUSHIMI-NO-MIYA, KATSURA-NO-MIYA, and ARISUGAWA-NO-MIYA - , and still inheriting imperial lineage till today.
(The word "MIYA" means "Imperial Family" here)
Relation between the remains of today and the original is unknown, as the original residence was burnt down in 1788 by the Great Fire of Tenmei Era.
KAN-IN-NO-MIYA remain of residence was originally used as house till the family moved to Tokyo in 1877(Meiji Era 10). After they moved out, it had been used different purpose, as such Aristocracy Hall and court. Finally it has become what it is today, ever since Kyoto Branch Agency of Imperial Household Ministry was established in 1883(Meiji Era 16). Having had major rennovation from 2013(Heisei Era 15) for three years, and reconstructed the garden of former Imperial Household Department in 2014, it has become what we see today.

Reminiscing on history with scenery of the seasons

KAN-IN-NO-MIYA remains of the residence is constructed with four buildings that surround the courtyard. Its southern building, which has exhibition room, is built in a traditional Japanese style of architecture called "Shoin-zukuri." Japan has distnct four seasons and every season has its charm.
Not only you could enjoy various flowers in bloom each season in the courtyard, but also you might encounter Aosagi(Herons) or other rare wild bird, which could rarely seen in ordinally life in Kyoto. We hope you enjoy and get relaxed walking across the courtyard.

Learning about Imperial House, Garden, the city of Court Noble residence

At Storage Exhibition room, we exhibit pictures, unearthed article of nature and explain about Kyoto Gyoen history and nature.

In the gallery of Historical Exhibiton, we display panels that explain history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, city of Court Noble residence, KAN-IN-NO-MIYA remains of residence, and also exhibit discovered artifacts.

In the gallery of Nature Exhibition, we display panels that show wild birds, insects, and plants and mushrooms that habit in the courtyard. Also we illustrate some techniques and tools to maintain trees and plans there. In the movie monitor, you could watch five-minutes short movie about Nature and HIstory of Kyoto Gyoen, either in English, Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese. We also offer "mini guide" twice a day in open days, and "special tour" twice a month. We hope you could join us and get to know more about it.


  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Autumn

  • Winter


All area except for the gray part on the map is open to the public. The residence covers an area about 11,400㎡. Entrance is from either Higashi-mon(east gate) or from Nagaya-mon(norh gate). Entering from east gate, you could see a carriage-porch with triangle decoration on the roof called "Chidori-Hafu", one of building method. On the left and right, you could recognize "Shoin-zukuri" building with its dignity. It is approximately 860㎡ scale and has a shape of rectangle with its courtyard in the middle.

ⒸMinistry of the Environment Kyoto Gyoen National Garden Office

1Garden 1

The pond located in the southeast of the residence was reshaped in a reconstruction at the time of coronation ceremony of Emperor Taishou. Research before restoration of the garden revealed that the original pond had a pebble beach known as a "suhama", which indicates that the garden was designed in a favored style by Imperial Families and Nobles at that time. We restored the suhama design by additing a gentle slope to the bank while presevring the materials of the old pond.

2Garden 2

Research has confirmed past existence of a stream(Yarimizu) and ponds in the garden. The stream is speculated to have used tap water of Kyoto Gyoen which came from Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan. The residence of the director of the Imperial Household Agency built in 1892(Meiji Era 25) has been restored its room layout.

3Visiting Exhibition Room

The exhibitilon room shows the history and the nature of the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. There are antiques found from excaation at the Kyoto Guest Palace. There are also many books available for reference in the library corner.

4Japanese Maple on the floor

This room is the most gorgeously built among the south buildings. It comes with veneered and naked beam on the ceiling, installing the decorative support, which is called "Kaeru-mata" meaning "open-legged frog" from its shape. The beautiful Japanese maple reflection on the floor is one of the remarkable scenery. In fall, the autumn colored maples, and in spring and summer time you could enjoy the fresh green maple reflection on the floor.


KYOTO GYOEN "Special Tour"

PR staff will offer a special tour for nature, history and cultures related to Kyoto Gyoen twice a month.

Schedule Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.
Please check the details at the latest information page of 'Event&Seminar" on our website.
Meeting-place In front of movie monitor, at storage exhibition room, located in KAN-IN-NO-MIYA residence site.
Application At site (please come 5 minutes before of the scheduled time). Admission free.

Mini Guide

We offer a mini guide twice a day in opening days. The guide is about history of Kyoto Gyoen and KAN-IN-NO-MIYA family.

Schedule 11:00am ~, 3:00pm~ (for 20 minutes each)
*Kindly note that time schedule might be changed or cancelled depending on convenience.
Application At site. Please come to Storage Exhibition Room in KAN-IN-NO-MIYA residence. Admission free.

Japanese Only(日本語のみ)

Access: Kyoto Gyoen KAN-IN-NO-MIYA residence site
3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 602-0881
Tel: + 81 75 211 6364 / Fax: +81-75-211-6365

Access by Public Transportation:
4 minutes walk from 'Marutamachi' station, Exit 1 (Subway Karasuma line)
3 minutes walk from 'Karasuma-Marutamachi' bus stop (Kyoto city bus)
10 minutes walk from 'Nakadachiuri' parking lot (pay)

Visiting Exhibition Room,Garden Walk

Visiting Exhibition Room Open: 9:00am - 4:00pm (entrance time limit is 4:00pm. closed after 4:30pm)
Closed: Mondays(except national holidays), Year-End and New-Year
Admission: Free of charge
Enjoying Garden Walk Open: 9:00am - 4:30pm (All Year Round except for the end and the beggining of a year)
Closed: Year-End and New-Year
Admission: Free of charge