Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Just a three hour Shinkansen ride away from Tokyo is the original capital of Japan, Kyoto (where we will be spending the last stint of our Japan vacation). Kyoto Imperial Palace was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until 1868, when everything shifted to Tokyo. Thirteen years before the move, Kyoto Imperial Palace was rebuilt due to fire. It was the eighth (and last) time that the palace had been destroyed and rebuilt.

The Imperial Palace sits in the middle of Kyoto Imperial Park, a popular park for residents and tourists to enjoy some green space. Some of the trees that sit outside the walls of the Imperial Palace have been designated as “trees of historical interest”. They were sure interesting to us! My favorite will always be the Japanese maple, which they probably just call a maple.

4 thoughts on “Kyoto Imperial Palace

  1. Kimmie says:

    Lovely! The colors are so amazing in your photos.

  2. Denise says:

    There is nothing quite like a Japanese garden. These are such lush images. What fun for you all. Such rich history and such a darling family. I can’t wait to see what photo is on your Christmas card. WOW. Excited.

    1. You won’t have to wait long. Half way through the year!

  3. tagpipspearl says:

    I remember that beautiful bridge!

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