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Ōtemachi

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  • Day79

    Tokyo 5 - Akihabara

    April 16, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Vom East Garden aus bin ich dann in das Stadtviertel Akihabara gelaufen. Es ist das Viertel für Elektronik und Videospiele. Anime- und Manga-Fans kommen hier auch auf ihre Kosten. Die Fassaden der Hochhäusern sind hier ziemlich grell-bunt und ich hatte das Gefühl, dass es hier noch mehr Spielhallen gibt als ohnehin schon üblich.
    Überraschenderweise habe ich aber keine Leute gesehen, die im Manga-Stil rumgelaufen sind... darauf hatte ich eigentlich gehofft 😉
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  • Day6

    The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

    March 10, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Due to corcerns about the virus, no walk-ins are allowed - so no Palace today for me. I'll check out the gardens then. The Emperor himself is in Asakusa.
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    A vírus miatti aggodalmak miatt nem lehet csak úgy bemenni - úgyhogy ma nem Palotázom. Megnézem a kerteket. A Császár maga Asakusa-ban van.Read more

  • Day6

    Ninomaru Garden

    March 10, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Half the garden is under construction/renovation or just cordoned off. There's actually screaming coming from the closed off parts. I found the pond and left quickly.
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    A fél kert építkezés/felújítás alatt vagy csak el van zárva. Konkrétan sikoltozás hallatszik az elzárt részekből. Megkerestem a tavat és gyorsan távoztam.Read more

  • Day32

    Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens

    August 29, 2015 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    לארמון עצמו אי אפשר להיכנס בלי אישור חתום, אבל אומרים שזה גם לא כל-כך שווה את זה.

    הגנים המזרחיים, לעומת זאת, גם יפים וגם פתוחים לציבור.

    המתחם ענק וירוק וכיף להסתובב בו (אבל זה מלא הליכה...). יש גם מוזיאונצ'יק נחמד לסיפורים מצוירים של משפחת המלוכה.

    מצד שני - אולי לבוא לפה בגשם לא היה הרעיון הכי טוב שלי...
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  • Day8

    The Imperial Palace

    January 5, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    This was a very impressive place with a captivating history and landscape surrounding the palace.

    The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace (宮殿, Kyūden), the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.

    It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle. The total area including the gardens is 1.15 square kilometres (0.44 sq mi). During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the palace grounds were valued by some to be more than the value of all of the real estate in the state of California.
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  • Day8

    The Imperial Palace (cont’d)

    January 5, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    The present Imperial Palace encompasses the retrenchments of the former Edo Castle. The modern palace Kyūden (宮殿) designed for various imperial court functions and receptions is located in the old Nishinomaru section of the palace grounds. On a much more modest scale, the residence of the current Emperor and empress is located in the Fukiage Gardens. Designed by Japanese architect Shōzō Uchii the modern residence was completed in 1993.d

    Except for Imperial Household Agency and the East Gardens, the palace is generally closed to the public, except for reserved guided tours from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Each New Year (January 2) and Emperor's Birthday, the public is permitted to enter through the Nakamon (inner gate) where they gather in the Kyuden Totei Plaza in front of the Chowaden Hall. The Imperial Family appears on the balcony before the crowd and the Emperor normally gives a short speech greeting and thanking the visitors and wishing them good health and blessings.

    Every year a poetry convention called Utakai Hajime is held at the palace on January 1.

    The old Honmaru, Ninomaru, and Sannomaru compounds now comprise the East Gardens, an area with public access containing administrative and other public buildings.

    The Kitanomaru Park is located to the north and is the former northern enceinte of Edo Castle. It is a public park and is the site of the Nippon Budokan. To the south is Kokyo Gaien National Garden.
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  • Day8

    Imperial Palace (cont’d)

    January 5, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    The present Imperial Palace encompasses the retrenchments of the former Edo Castle.
    The modern palace Kyūden (宮殿) designed for various imperial court functions and receptions is located in the old Nishinomaru section of the palace grounds. On a much more modest scale, the residence of the current Emperor and empress is located in the Fukiage Gardens. Designed by Japanese architect Shōzō Uchii the modern residence was completed in 1993.

    Except for Imperial Household Agency and the East Gardens, the palace is generally closed to the public, except for reserved guided tours from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Each New Year (January 2) and Emperor's Birthday, the public is permitted to enter through the Nakamon (inner gate) where they gather in the Kyuden Totei Plaza in front of the Chowaden Hall.
    The Imperial Family appears on the balcony before the crowd and the Emperor normally gives a short speech greeting and thanking the visitors and wishing them good health and blessings.

    Every year a poetry convention called Utakai Hajime is held at the palace on January 1.

    The old Honmaru, Ninomaru, and Sannomaru compounds now comprise the East Gardens, an area with public access containing administrative and other public buildings.

    The Kitanomaru Park is located to the north and is the former northern enceinte of Edo Castle. It is a public park and is the site of the Nippon Budokan. To the south is Kokyo Gaien National Garden.
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Ōtemachi, Otemachi, 大手町

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