Katsura-rikyu Imperial Villa stands in the important point for transportation where the Katsura-river and the road met. In Katsura area, it is said that Fujiwara-no-Michinaga (a famous aristocrat in Heian Era) had his villa. Also, it is written that Hikaru Genji (main character of the famous “Tales of Genji“) had his villa there. There used to be a lot of ceremonies and parties held in the garden which was famous for the place to observe the moon. This aesthetic garden is highly valued from the architects from foreign countries. It is necessary to make the reservation in advance for visit at the imperial palace office in Kyoto.