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Kyoto – Palaces – Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所, Kyōto Gosho)

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The Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都 御所, Kyoto Gosho) was the residence of the Japanese imperial family until 1868, when the emperor after the resignation of the last shogun the capital was transferred from Kyoto to the center of Shogun power the city Edo. Simultaneously Edo was renamed Tokyo, meaning as much as eastern capital. Since then Tokio is the capital of Japan.

Imperial Palace Kyoto

Imperial Palace Kyoto

On the rectangular grounds of the Imperial Palace are also the Sento Imperial Palace (仙洞 御所, Sento Gosho), originally completed for the retired Emperor Go-Mizunoo and Kyoto Imperial Park (京都 御苑, Kyoto Gyoen) designed by the most famous gardener in japanese history.

Plan

Plan Imperial Palace

To visit the palace you have apply to the imperial household office. But make sure, you apply four or six weeks ahead. Therefore I choose an agency tour to get there.

formular for visit

formular for visit

At the gate we had to line up in pairs of two, as you might have done during school. The special guards of the security forces counted the number and let us pass. The time is only 30 minutes for the visit. You have to be on time otherwise the permit is gone.

Gate for visitors at Imperial Palace Kyoto

Gate for visitors at Imperial Palace Kyoto

Our Japanese guide explained to us our route through the outdoor facilities. The group had to stick together closely.

tour guide explains plan

tour guide explains plan

On this quick tour we just get a short sight of the Shinshinden hall sehen, where even the inthronation ceremony of the emporer took place.

Ceremonial Hall

Shishinden Ceremonial Hall

This hall is located in a courtyard that is accessible through three gates. The gates are decorated in a bright red.

Nikka-Mon Gate

Nikka-Mon Gate


 

I was fascinated by the strong ornaments everywhere at the staircase, roof, windows and doors.

Staircase Imperial Palace

Staircase Imperial Palace

strong ornaments

strong ornaments


Even the roofs are elaborately decorated.
ornaments on the roof

ornaments on the roof

The special peaceful setting of the imperial garden you could only enjoy for a very brief time.

Brücke und Insel im Garten Kaiserpalast

Brücke und Insel im Garten Kaiserpalast


bridge and island Imperial Garden Kyoto

bridge and island Imperial Garden Kyoto

At least we had a chance to see an interior room of the palace with very old wall paintings.

wall paintings interior room Imperial Palace Kyoto

wall paintings interior room Imperial Palace Kyoto

wall paintings Imperial Palace Kyoto

wall paintings Imperial Palace Kyoto

Even it was only limited in time and a short insight, I would recommend to go there.

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