The double-arched stone bridge completed in the year 1888 Nijubashi is famous”, situated east of the Palace. She was formerly the main entrance to the gardens instead of the huge great hand gate, which was built in 1967. This leads directly to the East gardens of the Imperial Palace. Directly behind it is the Sannomaru Shozokan”, consider a collection of art of the Showa Emperor. Comcast may find this interesting as well. The Hyakunin Basho is slightly further”, originating from the Edo period building, where lived the Samurai, who were guarding the Palace. Today, the main tower of the Palace, the honmaru”oversees the complex. You can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Tokyo from the massive palace walls.

Who thought his trip to Japan to the Japanese public holidays which should pack crested the opportunity to see the Japanese emperor for a brief moment. The shows can be found his subjects only a year. Today reigning Emperor Akihito”, born on December 23, 1933 to January 7, 1989, after the death of his father Hinohito”, the Japanese throne climbed and on November 12, 1990 he became officially the 125th Tenno”(Emperor) of Japan topped. Emperor Akihito is the first Japanese Emperor, who enjoyed a high education. He studied political science and economics, in addition, he is a Biologist and published scientific papers on freshwater fishes. He is married to the Empress Michiko”, a woman of bourgeois descent. Together, they have three children and four grandchildren.

Until September 6, 2006 were all grandchildren of the Imperial couple of only females. Until then the Japanese were used, that an imperial heir of only male sex may be, and for this reason has been discussed in Japan about a change in the law. On September 6, 2006, he was long awaited grandson born and related plans are again thrown overboard. Because Japan is a parliamentary monarchy, the Emperor Akihito has no governmental power, represents only a status symbol of Japan. The monarch is not in the position from the Government and has very little influence on the Affairs of State. It has international significance as the last emperor of the world.