Shugakuin Imperial Palace (修学院離宮)
Located on a hill to the northeast of Kyoto city, Shugakuin Imperial Palace is likely the most picturesque of Kyoto’s many imperial residences. From its vantage point it overlooks the city. Built along the natural incline of a hill, the palace’s beautiful grounds are full of maple trees that turn red in the autumn, along with many other trees in the surroundings. You can only enter the palace and gardens on a guided tour, so check their website for more information regarding the tours, as you need to make a reservation.
Shugakuin Yabusoe, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8052, +81-75-211-1215