[Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park]
This imperial villa in beautiful Numazu is rich in the history of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods
In the beautiful, warm town of Numazu there once stood Numazu Imperial Villa. The main residence was built in 1893 as a vacation villa for Emperor Taisho (who was Crown Prince at the time). Later, the East Annex was added as a school, followed by the West Annex, which served as a residence for Emperor Showa. In 1970, the site came under management by Numazu City, and it has been opened to the public. Today, the East Annex is used as a cultural center for tea, incense, and flower arrangement ceremonies (reservation and additional fee required), while in the West Annex—a precious example of wooden palace architecture of tremendous historical value—the furniture that was actually used back in the day is on display. Drink in the elegant atmosphere that fills the gardens and rooms, and get a sense of the lifestyle of the Imperial Family.
Many members of the Imperial Family stayed in the West Annex, including Emperor Showa.
Upper left: The main gate to the main residence was made in Germany in the Meiji period. Upper right: The buildings and gardens have been faithfully reproduced. (Photo: East Annex entrance.) Bottom: Today, the tea room in the East Annex is available for public use (reservation and additional fee required).
|Address||Togo 2802-1, Shimokanuki, Numazu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-55-931-0005 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Admission fee||Park only
Adults 100 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 50 yen
Park and West Annex
Adults 410 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 200 yen
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes, alight at "Numazu Station", take the Izu Hakone Bus bound for Izu-Nagaoka Station for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Goyotei", and walk for approx. 1 minute.|
updated on Oct 1, 2019
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