The Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa was built in 1899 for Prince Yoshihito (later Emperor Taisho) as a retreat, and was also used by three emperors and three princes until 1947.
The building is the biggest wooden imperial villa erected in the Meiji and Taisho eras. It consists of three parts that date, respectively, from the Edo, Meiji and Taisho eras, each representing the very best feature of the Japanese architecture of its time.
Visit it to discover the history of the 106 rooms, Kobayashi Residence, beautiful garden and much more of this impressive Villa.
Address: 8-27 Honcho, Nikko (Closed on Tuesdays)
Access: From the Tobu Nikko Station, take the Tobu Bus bound for Yumoto Onsen,Chuzenji Onsen, Okuhosoo, or Kiyotaki, get off at Tamozawa and walk about 1 minute.