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京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace
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Kyoto Imperial Palace

The Kyoto Imperial palace was built in 1331 and the Emperor lived here until 1869.

The oliginal Imperial Palace of Kyoto, constructed in 794, was located two Kilometers to the west of the corrent Kyoto Imperial Palace. Almost all the present buildings of the Palace were reconstructed in 1855 after a fire that broke out in 1854. 

The Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds cover an area of approximately 110,000 square meters (approximately 27 acres). There are various architectural styles in the Palace reflecting different periods and each reveals something of the magnificent culture, history and tradition of Japan. 

The Palace is a paticularly valuable remainder of the world of imperial court life described in Heian-period literature such as the Tale of Genji.

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