Imperial Palace's Inui Street Opened to Public


Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)—Inui Street in the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo was opened to the public on Saturday, in time for the autumn foliage season.

Visitors can walk on the road running from the Sakashita gate to the Inui gate between 10 am and 2:30 pm until December 10.

Visitors enjoy autumn foliage at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 2, 2017. (© Jiji)

Public access to Inui Street is usually allowed twice a year during the best times to see cherry blossoms and autumn colors, but it was closed to the public last autumn and this spring due to work on trees.

On Saturday, visitors slowly made their way through the 750-meter street, enjoying the Imperial Palace's landscape with maple and other trees wearing autumn colors.

In addition, many people took photos of the Imperial Household Agency building, where an Imperial House Council meeting was held the day before and the Emperor Akihito's abdication was set for April 30, 2019.

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