Visit of the General Public to the Daijokyu

Photo Description

(Photo:Imperial Household Agency)

Vistors are welcome to see the Daijokyu, the complex specially built for the Daijosai, an important ceremony accompanying the enthronement of the Emperor. The precedents of the ceremony date back at least to the 7 th century. Having ascended the Throne on 1 May 2019, His Majesty the Emperor performed the main rituals of the Daijosai from the evening of 14 November to the predawn of 15 November.

  • Date:
    • 21 November 2019 - 8 December 2019
  • Hours:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      (Visitors may be required to wait in the queue for a long period of time, so please allow sufficient time to get to the entrance. It may take close to 30 minutes to walk from the stations in the vicinity to the entrance.)
  • Entrance Gate:
    • Sakashita-mon Gate

      The distance from the Sakashita-mon-Gate to the Daijokyu is about 900m.

      (In the period from 30 November to 8 December, visitors can have a choice between the main route to the Daijokyu and the alternative route via the Inui Street. Please consult the route map.)
  • Exit Gates(to be closed at 4 p.m.):
    • Ote-mon Gate,
    • Hirakawa-mon Gate,
    • Kitahane-bashi-mon Gate

Transportation Guide
        Guide Map(PDF:1,894KB)

  •     No stopping/parking of vehicles (including tour buses)
    • ●No car parks are available for public use at the Imperial Palace. Please use the public transportation.
    • ●Stopping/parking of vehicles is not allowed on the streets around the Imperial Palace, so please refrain from parking on the roadside or boarding/alighting from vehicles along the streets.
  • 1.Please take note of the following:
    • (1) Bags will be inspected and security check will be conducted before the entrance gate. Please minimize the number of bags you are carrying.
    • (2) There are some slopes along the route, to which certain footwears might be unsuitable.
  • 2.Entrance is not allowed at the gate to those who:
    • ・bring animals with them (except assistance dogs accompanying physically handicapped persons),
      ・carry dangerous objects, or any other item that could harm or disturb other people. carry flagstaffs, small unmanned aircrafts(drones), large items of luggage that could impede the event.
      ・behave in any other ways deemed harmful to the management of the event.
  • 3.Visitors who commit any of the following acts in the Imperial palace Grounds may be asked to leave the site:
    • (1) Disobeying the instructions of the staff, Disturbing the traffic, or Entering off- limit zones.
    • (2) Eating, Drinking alcohol or Smoking.
    • (3) Using photo tools, such as selfie sticks, tripods, and stepladders, which could disturb other people.
    • (4) Wearing extraordinary costumes inappropriate to the occasion.
    • (5) Entering by bicycle or other vehicles. Playing sports.
    • (6) Damaging facilities, Collecting soil or stones.
    • (7) Capturing, Killing or Wounding animals or fish. Picking plants.
    • (8) Selling items. Raising funds. Conducting performances.
    • (9) Posting or Distributing flyers. Holding an assembly. Making demonstrations.
    • (10) Dropping rubbishes. Making loud noises.
    • (11) Conducting any actions deemed harmful to the event, such as disturbing the order and discipline of the Imperial Palace.