Kyoto, The Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所 Kyōto-gosho?) is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. The emperors have resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace since 1869 (Meiji Restoration); the preservation of the Kyōto Imperial Palace was ordered in 1877
Toshiko Mori Architect "Kyoto’s Katsura Imperial Villa is an example of architecture that is totally integrated with its landscape. The sequence of spaces exposes you to the weather and seasons, exciting the senses and enhancing every moment.