The Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace

Photo Description
The Main Building
(Photo:Imperial Household Agency)

Completed in October 1968 and coming into use in April of the following year, the Imperial Palace, a structure comprising a large roof, pillars and beams, was built using the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture and materials procured mostly from within Japan.

The Palace is a steel-framed two story building with an underground floor and an inclined roof with long protruding eaves. It comprises the Seiden (the Main Building), and six wings (Homei-Den, Rensui, Chowa-Den, Chigusa-no-Ma and Chidori-no-Ma and others) and has a total floor space of 22,949 square meters.