East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Tour Report: January 18, 2018 (The East Garden of the Imperial Palace)

East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

We thank all guests joining our East garden of Imperial Palace tour on Jan.18.

We welcomed 11 guests from U.K., Germany, Australia, and Argentina.

It was nice and comfortable day like spring. Some plum flowers started to come out!
In Japan we can enjoy the plum blossoms in  February. The most famous plum blossoms is at Kairakuen in Mito-City which is a Japanese Traditional Circuit Style Garden where a lot of plum trees. Kairakuen was established in 1842 by Tokugawa Nariaki. It takes one and half hour long from Ueno Station to Kairakuen by express train and Bus. Please go there if you have a chance. Especially in February!


By the way,  we saw the Coach Parade at the Tokyo Station on that day. We were so happy to see it.

The Coach Parade is offered when the newly appointed foreign Ambassador visits the Emperor to present a credential letter. The newly appointed foreign Ambassador can choose the way to travel to the Imperial Palace by carriage or by car.
It is said that almost all of newly appointed Ambassador choose carriage because it is memorable and wonderful experience for them. Only a few countries offer it, for example U.K. Spain and Japan, so on. We saw the parade of the Ambassador from Gabon and the Ambassador from Burkina Faso. In 2018, The Coach Parade is scheduled for several times. So you can see it during staying Japan.


Posted by Y.Hino