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Posts tagged Shugaku-in Imperial Villa 修学院離宮

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Shugakuin Imperial Villa

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棚田

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Terraced rice fields of Shugakuin Imperial Villa (Kyoto, Japan)

a room with a view

Rinuntei 隣雲亭 kyoto Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa‘s Rinuntei (隣雲亭) (Kyoto, Japan)

Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa (Kyoto, Japan)

This is a photo of the Upper Villa (上離宮) area including Yokuryuchi (bathing dragon pond or 浴龍池) from Rinuntei (隣雲亭). Unfortunately, I did not get to see the bathing dragon because that would have been cool.

Farmer in the rice paddies

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Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮, Shugakuin Rikyu – Kyoto, Japan)

The Shugakuin Imperial Villa tour (must be booked in advance) includes views beyond the original villa. In the 1960s the Imperial Household Agency purchased the surrounding rice paddies to save the neighborhood from possible development. Locals lease the property from the agency and grow the rice for their own business ventures.

Shugakuin Imperial Villa panorama

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8 photo-photomerged panorama of Kyoto’s Shugakuin Imperial Villa

The sky wasn’t so great for a panorama like this, as rain had been coming down in buckets and was about to begin again. I took this photo on one of the hottest and most humid days of 2013 in Kyoto. Not pleasant weather for such a pleasant place like the Shugakuin Imperial Villa.

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