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KYOTO IMPERIAL PALACE

The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. Since the Meiji Restoration in 1869, the Emperors have resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, while the preservation of the Kyoto Imperial Palace was ordered in 1877. 


Today, the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household Agency hosts public tours of the buildings several times a day.


The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the latest of the imperial palaces built at or near its site in the northeastern part of the old capital of Heian-kyō (now known as Kyoto) after the abandonment of the larger original Heian Palace that was located to the west of the current palace during the Heian period. 


- Wikipedia

Image by Mesut Kaya

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