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Coordinates: 35°41′05.11″N, 139°45′08.85″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
Map of the Imperial Palace and surrounding Gardens
Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace.
Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace.
Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the flag-waving crowd at the Imperial Palace on his birthday. Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2004.
Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the flag-waving crowd at the Imperial Palace on his birthday. Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2004.
Imperial Palace Garden
Imperial Palace Garden
 Defensive wall and building above moat surrounding Kōkyo
Defensive wall and building above moat surrounding Kōkyo

The Kōkyo (皇居?) is the Imperial Palace of Japan and the residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is located in Marunouchi Chiyoda, Tokyo. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2821x914, 635 KB) Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokoy, including the east garden as seen from the top floor of the marunouchi Building. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2821x914, 635 KB) Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokoy, including the east garden as seen from the top floor of the marunouchi Building. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (834x989, 65 KB) This is a map of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo (Kokyo), drawn by me based on various sources and satelite pics. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (834x989, 65 KB) This is a map of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo (Kokyo), drawn by me based on various sources and satelite pics. ... Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan. ... Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan. ... Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the crowd on his birthday on Dec. ... Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the crowd on his birthday on Dec. ... Garden of the Imperial Palace (2) with some building, Tokyo, Japan. ... Garden of the Imperial Palace (2) with some building, Tokyo, Japan. ... Edo Castle wall building Tokyo Kanto region Honshu Japan {{GFDL]] This building stands atop the defensive wall inside a moat around Edo Castle (Kokyo). ... Edo Castle wall building Tokyo Kanto region Honshu Japan {{GFDL]] This building stands atop the defensive wall inside a moat around Edo Castle (Kokyo). ... For the CPR ocean liner, see Empress of Japan. ... Skyline of Marunouchi district, viewed from Imperial Palace gardens Marunouchi gate of Tokyo Station Marunouchi (丸の内) is a commercial district of Tokyo located in Chiyoda Ward, between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. ... National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ...


After the Meiji Restoration and the resignation of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last Tokugawa shogun, the Imperial court moved from Kyoto to Tokyo and the former Tokugawa stronghold of Edo castle became the residence of the emperor. From 1888 to 1948, it was called Kyūjō (宮城, "palace castle"). The palace precincts include the Three Palace Sanctuaries Kyūchūsanden (宮中三殿) The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... Tokugawa Yoshinobu in French military uniform, c. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Edo Castle (江戸城 -jō) was built in 1457 by ÅŒta Dōkan in what is now the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, but was then known as Edo, Toshima District, Musashi Province. ... The precincts of the Japanese Imperial Palace in Tokyo (Kokyo) include structures known as the Three Palace Sanctuaries or Kyuchusanden (宮中三殿): Kashikodokoro (賢所) enshrining Amaterasu. ...


Most of the palace is generally off-limits to the public, but the Imperial Household Agency conducts tours. Also, the East Gardens are usually accessible to tourists. The inner palace is open to the public on only two days during each year, the Emperor's birthday and at the New Year (January 2). Imperial Household Agency building on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo The Imperial Household Agency ) is a government agency of Japan in charge of the state matters concerning Japans imperial family and also keeping the Privy Seal and the State Seal. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


The Kōkyo is close to Tokyo Station. Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ...


The buildings of the Imperial Palace were constructed by Takenaka Corporation. Takenaka Corporation is the oldest Japanese architecture, engineering and construction firm. ...


During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the palace was purportedly valued by some as equivalent to the value of all the real estate in the state of California[1]. Inflation-adjusted home home prices in Japan (1980–2005) compared to home price appreciation the United States, Britain, and Australia (1995–2005). ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Other historic imperial palaces

The restored Suzakumon (gate) of Heijo Palace Heijo Palace (平城京) in Nara, was the Imperial Palace of Japan during the Nara Period (710-784 CE). ... Nara ) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ... The Nara period ) of the history of Japan covers the years from about AD 710 to 784. ... Kyoto Gosho (京都御所), or Kyoto Palace, was the Imperial Palace of Japan for much of its history, from the Heian Period, when the Imperial capital was moved from Nara to Heian-kyo, now called Kyoto, until the Meiji Restoration, when the capital was moved to Tokyo. ...

External links

  • Kunaicho | The Imperial Palace and other Imperial Household Establishments
  • Kunaicho | The Imperial Palace (photos)
  • Information on visiting the Imperial Palace on the Emperor's birthday
  • Imperial Palace Guide @ Picturetokyo.com Information and Gallery
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