a Portrait of the Imperial Family(Photo:Imperial Household Agency)

Welcome to the Imperial Household Agency Website

This site presents an introduction to the official duties and various public activities of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, and other members of the Imperial Family, carried out both at the Imperial Palace and outside, the latter including their official visits within Japan and their fostering of friendly relations with foreign countries. We hope that this site will provide a useful reference for a large number of people who may wish to deepen their knowledge about the activities and traditions of the Imperial Family.

  The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace will be closed on May 4 (Saturday),2019.

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Contents List

Katsura Imperial Villa
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Traditional Culture
How to participate in Public Events at the Imperial Palace and to visit the Palace and other Establishments
The Imperial Household Agency