Saturday, June 23, 2012

日常写真 Daily Life in Japan /// Day 32 - Imperial Palace East Gardens (皇居東御苑, Kōkyo Higashi Gyoen)












Saturday afternoon was spent roaming the Imperial Palace gardens with my intern partner Dr. Lazer Tron. We met up at Otemachi Station. A direct shot on the Chiyoda line.  The exit is a short walk from fabulous brick building that is Tokyo Station. 

The Imperial Palace serves as the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. The grounds are located in the center of Tokyo, the site of the former Edo Castle which housed the Tokugawa shogun from 1603 until 1867. The buildings were rebuilt in the same style after being destroyed in World War II. The Imperial Palace serves as the residence of Japan's Imperial Family with only sections open to the public. 

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