The elegant Akamon, a symbol of the University of Tokyo , is also an important national cultural treasure. Built to welcome ... More
Akamon (Red Gate)
The elegant Akamon, a symbol of the University of Tokyo , is also an important national cultural treasure. Built to welcome Yasuhime, the daughter of the 13th generation Shogun Ienari, on her visit to the samurai Maeda Family in 1828, the gate got its name from its beautiful vermilion color, and its eaves still retain the Maeda Family crest. While you are on the grounds, pause to consider this century-old masterpiece.
One of several museums in the Ueno area, the National Museum of Western Art focuses on drawings, sculptures and paintings
by European artists. French laureates like Boucher and Fragonard feature in the museum's collection. Visitors are treated to the ...
Last century, this was the parade ground for the Japanese Army, and now the nations first western style park has
become an oasis for tired workers who on sunny days gather at lunchtime and have a few minutes repose ...
The Imperial Palace has been the official residence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan since Tokyo became the political
and imperial capital in 1868. Located in what was once the inner section of Edo Castle, the seat of ...
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