Time flies since I moved to Kyoto in 2005. I have visited tons of shrines, temples and festivals. There are still two big-name sightseeing spots left untouched. One is Kokedera (Moss Temple), and the other is Katsura Imperial Villa.
The last week, I finally got that famous Japanese architecture and design I was hoping to visit. Katsura Imperial Villa's name as the goal of simple yet elegant modern art got well known in 1933 by a German architect "Bruno Julius Florian Taut". Surely there are some Japanese critics and architects who focused on its beauty
Once you step into the property, you will see elaborately decorated ornaments, the paper of the sliding doors, alignment of stones in front of each buildings, roofs and grates.
Here is how to apply the tour, you must make a reservation by online, or at the counter of Imperial Household Agency in Kyoto Imperial Park.