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  1. Seimon Stone Bridge

    Seimon Stone Bridge

    Seimon Stone Bridge (正門石橋), Imperial Palace, Tokyo
  2. thomas

    Travel Daijōkyū - public viewing of Imperial shrine complex

    If you are in Tokyo this weekend and close to the imperial palace you should consider visiting the Daijōkyū (大嘗宮), the shrine complex that was erected in the honmaru of the Imperial Palace on the occasion of last month's enthronement ceremony. The shrine serves as a stage for the Daijōsai (大嘗祭)...
  3. Imperial Palace East Gardens

    Travel Imperial Palace East Gardens

    The Imperial Palace East Gardens (皇居東御苑, Kōkyo Higashi Gyoen) are a part of the inner imperial palace and open to the public since 1968. In the 17th century, the current palace was the location of Edo Castle, the seat of the Tokugawa shogunate. The East Gardens comprise the former honmaru (inner...
  4. Masakado Kubizuka

    Travel Masakado Kubizuka

    Masakado's head mound: appeasing a vengeful spirit Located in the heart of Tōkyō's buzzing business district of Ōtemachi, just a stone's throw away from the Imperial Palace lies a speck of land that has remained largely untouched for centuries. For whenever it had been touched, tragedy would...
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