More than 70,000 people on Saturday walked along the Imperial Palace's Inui-dori (road) to enjoy the late autumn foliage.
By 3 p.m., more than 71,500 people had walked along the 750-meter-long road, palace officials said. About 3,000 people were already lined up from early morning, so the gate was opened 15 minutes ahead of time, at 8:45 a.m.
Visitors can observe the exteriors of Daijokyu, a cluster of some 30 buildings built in the East Gardens for Emperor Naruhito's enthronement rite, known as the Daijosai.
Inui-dori will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day until Dec 8. It runs from Sakashita gate to the Inui gate, and is open to the public twice a year – during cherry blossom season and in autumn. The closest entry point is Tokyo Station.
Admission is free.© Japan Today