Saturday, March 23, 2019

Edo Castle

Edo Castle is a flatland castle build in 1457.  Now it is part of the Tokyo Imperial Palace (where the Emperor and Emperess live) in Tokyo, which was formerly known as Edo.  Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa shogunate here and it functioned as the military capital during the Edo period. It became the Tokyo Imperial Palace during the Meiji Restoration. 

I was happy to visit the area, but I didn't see the Imperial family while I was there.

(If you are interested in Japanese Castles, check out my Castle Page to see the castles I've visited.)


Vireya said...

Another interesting historic site! I had no idea how many castles there are in Japan.

Mia said...

What a great castle, Pamela! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, my friend.

Julie said...

It looks very tranquil and peaceful

Leonore Winterer said...

It's so funny to see those pictures and think 'I've been there less than a week ago'! I bet they're pretty busy behind these castle walls right now.