Signing of the Greeting Book for The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor

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  • Date: February 24, 2019
  • 1. Signing of the Greeting Book
  • On the occasion of The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, the Greeting Book is open for the well-wishers from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the signing desk in front of the Imperial Household Building. (Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and other members of the Imperial Family do not present themselves on February 24.)

    Entrance and Exit: Sakashita-mon Gate

    The well-wishers are requested to write their full name and the name of prefecture(country of origin: in case of foreigner)on the Greeting Book. The stationery is prepared at the desk.

  • 2. A large number of well-wishers are expected to come to the Imperial Palace Grounds on The 30th Anniversary. Please bear in mind the following points:
  • (1)The entrance gate for well-wishers is closed at 4:00 p.m. Well-wishers are asked to arrive in good time.

    (2)Well-wishers are requested to enter the Imperial Palace Grounds in lines, to be formed before passage through Sakashita-mon Gate. Well-wishers are also asked to stay in line and not to hold up its procession.

    (3)To avoid congestion and possible danger, please refrain from bringing bags:
    they will be inspected and security check will be conducted before visitors enter through Sakashita-mon Gate.
    Please minimize the number of bags you are bringing, or keep them in lockers in order to ease the congestion. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

    (4)Well-wishers may have to go through steep pathways in the Imperial Palace Grounds. There is danger of tripping in congestion, so please watch your step, especially when wearing high-heeled shoes or traditional clogs.

    (5) On the day of The 30th Anniversary, staff of the Imperial Household Agency and the police will assist in coordination and guidance, so as to ensure smooth visiting and safety in the Imperial Palace, the Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and the surrounding areas.
        Coordination and guidance will also be carried out corresponding to the closing time of Sakashita-mon Gate. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

  • 3. Entrance is not allowed at the gate for those who:
    • bring an animal with them (except for guide dogs);
    • carry dangerous objects, flagstaffs, small unmanned aircrafts (drones), large items of luggage that could impede the progress of the event or any other item that could harm or disturb other people; or
    • behave in any other ways deemed harmful to the management of the event.

  • 4. Well-wishers who commit any of the following acts in the Imperial Palace Grounds may be asked to leave the site:
  • (1) Enter into off-limit zones,

    (2) Pose a risk of fire, such as smoking in non-smoking areas,

    (3) Destroy or remove Palace facilities and other objects,

    (4) Use photo tools, such as selfie sticks, tripods, and stepladders, which can disturb other people, or take photograph or movie for commercial purposes;

    (5) Organize an assembly or stage a demonstration,

    (6) Affixe a poster, or distribute or disperse fliers,

    (7) Commit any other acts deemed harmful to the management of the event, such as violating order or discipline in the Imperial Palace Grounds.

  • 5. Miscellaneous
  • (1) In case of severe weather conditions, signing of the Greeting Book may be canceled.

    (2) No parking space is available at the site.