The main building was destroyed by fire during World War II but the West and East Annexes remain. The West Annex is a valuable example of Imperial Court architecture and offers a glimpse of early 20th-century Imperial life. With advance reservation, you can visit the East Annex or even rent it out for purposes such as practicing traditional Japanese culture or taking commemorative wedding photographs.
Meanwhile, the villa’s Japanese garden is great for a leisurely stroll. Boasting a variety of flowers that blossom throughout the year, it provides a different vista each season. The garden also houses a café and a soba restaurant, and even offers a view of the sun setting over Suruga Bay.
Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park
|055-931-0005（Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park）
|Basic admission: 100 yen for adults, 50 yen for elementary and junior high school students, free for infants.
Admission with access to the West Annex: 410 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students, free for infants.
|Approx. 15 minutes by bus from JR Numazu Station. Get off at Goyotei-mae.
Approx. 25 minutes' drive from the Numazu IC on the Tomei Expressway.
|Available (free for cars and 1,040 yen for buses and minibuses)