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Thrill-seeker arrested for blasts near Tokyo palace - Yahoo! News
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An interesting 1985 documentary on the Japanese Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Royal Grounds of the Last Remaining Emperor on Earth. At one point, at least on paper, the Imperial Palace's real estate was worth more than the entire state of California.


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Thank you to everyone who posted the photos.

I have a question, where do Emperor & Empress live? & also Crown Princely family?
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Royal trappings grace Akasaka Guest House - Japan Times
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The Imperial Palace in Tokyo from inside

How is the Imperial complex composed?
What animal and plant life can be found in the Imperial gardens?
How are subway lines affected by the Palace central location?
Can the public use the Imperial Household hospital inside the Palace?
Is it true that Imperial Guards can compose the traditional poems, arrange the flowers and conduct tea ceremonies?

A really interesting article in Japan Times
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Prosession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials - Kunaicho site
The Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials at the Imperial Palace - same site
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:59 AM
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Thank you to everyone who posted the photos.

I have a question, where do Emperor & Empress live? & also Crown Princely family?
Akihito and Michiko live in the Shin Fukiage Gosho 新吹上御所 (New Fukiage Palace). Hirohito and Nagako lived in Fukiage Gosho 吹上御所 (Fukiage Palace) but after the death of Hirohito, Nagako continued to live in the Fukiage Gosho that the palace was renamed as the Omiya Gosho 大宮御所 (the empress dowager's palace). In order to differenciate the old Fukiage Gosho which was renamed as the Omiya Gosho, the new palace built in the Fukiage Gyoen 吹上御苑 (Fukiage Imperial Garden) is, as above, called the Shin Fukiage Gosho. Currently, the old Fukiage Gosho (the Omiya Gosho) is not in use.

At first, Hirohito and Nagako lived in the Meiji Kyuden 明治宮殿 (the Meiji Palace) in the Nishi no maru (the west walled section) of the old Edo Castle but this palace was burned down in 1945 due to the US air raid of Tokyo. After the loss of the Meiji Palace, the imperial couple moved in the Obunko 御文庫 (literally it means a book storage building) in the Fukiage Gyoen due to the Obunko's structure being concrete which served as an air raid shelter.

There was a talk re: building a new palace for Hirohito and his family straight after the WWII but Hirohito declined this offer and continued to live in the Obunko. The reason for this was, according to his Lord Chamberlain Sukemasa Irie, the HM felt it was not appropriate to spend the government budget for such an expensive construction whilst the nation was still not quite recovered from the damages caused by the war.

In 1968, the Fukiage Palace was completed and in 1969 the imperial couple moved in.

Akihito and Michiko lived in their palace which was called the Togu Gosho 東宮御所 (the crown prince's palace) in the Akasaka Goyochi 赤坂御用地 (Akasaka Imperial ground) during they were the crown prince and crown princess but after the Hirohito's demise it was renamed as the Akasaka Gosho 赤坂御所 (Akasaka Palace). In 1993, they moved in the Shin Fukiage Gosho.

Narihito and his family live in the Togu Gosho in the Akasaka Goyochi.



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This hotel is the former Ri O Goten 李王御殿 (meaning the King Lee's Palace) which is the old building belongs to the new high rise hotel.
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Is it true that Imperial Guards can compose the traditional poems, arrange the flowers and conduct tea ceremonies?

A really interesting article in Japan Times
The Imperial Guards is called Kogu Keisatsu 皇宮警察 which means the imperial palace police which comes under the Keisatsu Cho 警察庁 (National Police Agency) but not under the Jiei tai 自衛隊 (self defence force). I thought that it would be important to point out that the Emperor of Japan has no involvement in the Japanese armed forces post WWII.
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The 53th Exhibits,The Museum of the Imperial Collections - Sannomaru Shozokan

Greetings from Foreign Countries - Beauty of Gifts from the Overseas
An exhibition of the State Gifts from foreign dignitaries will be held in the Imperial palace January 22 - March 13, 2011.
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Thanks for sharing the information and photos!
The lace-like fruit bowl is a superb piece of craftsmanship. The German statuette is equally impressive.

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State Guest House of Akasaka Palace
It's so beautiful and modern decor. Wow!! I love it.
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What beautiful buildings and architecture! Does anyone know what parts of the Imperial Palace are open to tourists?
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How to participate in the public events and to visit the Imperial palace - Kunaicho

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Procession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of Presentation of the Credentials will be held on February 18th, 2011, in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. - Kunaicho
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Shiobara Villa in Nasu, Tochigi Pref., was used as a shelter for the members of Japan's IF during WWII.
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All I know is that the main one is the imperial palace of japan where they are always at and it's the one surrounded by a moat and there is also akasaka but is now used as a state guest house and the palace if crown prince naruhito, but there are others just no longer in use. There are also tons if castles like himeji and Osaka where their ancestors use to live or built.
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The Kyoto Imperial Palace Autumn Open Days 2011

The Kyoto Imperial Palace Autumn Open Days 2011 - The Imperial Household Agency
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I just love the akasaka palace, I just don't understand why use it now as a guest house, I mean president Obama stays them when he visits( luckyyyyyyy).
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