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After the Imperial family withdrawing to the palace, we went to the gate. There were some course to exit, and I made a choice to Inui-mon gate near Takebashi station.

Fujimi-yagura

Fujimi-yagura (Fuji watch tower) was built in 1659 in Edo period. Stone wall’s height is 14.5m, yagura(watch-tower) is 15.5m.

The Imperial Household Agency

The Imperial Household Agency

Policeman at Imperial palace

Policeman at Imperial palace

stone wall of Imperial palace

stone wall of Imperial palace

Ohori of Imperial palace.

Ohori of Imperial palace. This deep fosse and stone wall protect Imperial palace.

Inui-mon gate of Imperial palace

Inui-mon gate of Imperial palace

duck at Ohori

duck at Ohori

Hirakawa-mon gate and Hirakawa-bashi-bridge

Hirakawa-mon gate and Hirakawa-bashi-bridge. In Edo period, Ooku’s (Shogun’s wife’s roon) women servants used this gate.

Hirakawa-bashi bridge

Hirakawa-bashi bridge

Statue of Kiyomaro Wake

Statue of Kiyomaro Wake, who was an ancient officer of Japan (733-799).

Ohori

The imperial palace is a center of Tokyo. This area seems warm because there are willow trees that leaves left green.

Ootemon

Ootemon

Wadakura bashi bridge

Wadakura bashi bridge & Wadakura-go fosse

Birds at Ohori

Birds at Ohori

Swan at Ohori

Swan at Ohori

Tokyo Station

I returned to Tokyo station.