Feature of weather
Cedar Avenue
Street for official messengers
Guest room of JR Nikko Sta.
Tobu Nikko Sta.
Nikko Tourist Information Center
Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art
Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
Nikko Botanical Garden
Flowers in spring
Kanmangafuchi Abyss
Urami waterfall
Jakko waterfall
Seiryuji Temple
Kiyotaki Shrine
Kouun Ritsuin Temple
Furukawa Plant&Nikko folk dance
Hot spring
Nikko Onsen Public Hot Spa
Yashiono-yu hot spa
Short stroll
Nikko Yuba
Nikko-bori carving
Wooden clogs
Miniature of Tea Set
Red Pepper rolled by perilla leaves
Craftsman's professionalism
Another aspect of Nikko
Literary monument
Historical relics
Kanmangafuchi Abyss-
Jakko waterfall

*Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

The Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park (Former Tamozawa Imperial Villa) was built in 1899 for the purpose of the Emperor of Taisho's rest.

Main frame of the building was brought from Akasaka detached palace, and construction started from 1898 and it ended in June 1899. After that, a big reform was carried out for the purpose of the Emperor's stay from 1918 to 1920.

It is 4500 square meters, has 106 rooms. Emperor Taisho had passed the summer in this villa every year since 1925. In Showa period, Emperor Showa and Empress Koujun also stayed there, and the Showa Emperor evacuated to Nikko for a year from 1944. It was the time of the W.W. II.

Area was 107,000 square meters at the time of 1922, but it has been 30,000 square meters today. The area has been reduced to 1/3 comparing to 1922.

The former Imperial Villa is valuable in terms of the following four aspects.

1. This building is very precious in terms of architecture. For example, it is well harmonized with construction style of Edo, Meiji and Taisho period.
2. It is one of the biggest wooden buildings in Japan.
3. The former Tamozawa Imperial Villa is the only one, which is existing. Other Former Imperial Villas in Meiji era are not.
4. It has a cultural value entire the building judging from decoration and paintings inside.

Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

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