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Imperial Palace (Gosho)
"Retired Emperor's" Palace (Sento-gosho)

You have to apply at the Imperial Household Agency (100 m west from Gosho)
to visit the palaces and the imperial villas Shugaku-in and Katsura.

Main building of Gosho

North-east corner of the enclosure.
Inverted to avoid the invasion of evil spirits through this "unlucky" corner.
And fitted with light barriers to avoid invasion of more physical "spirits".


A wonderful garden in the middle of Kyoto
© for the photos 1992, 1995, 1999 by Tobias Wittig
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