People stroll along Inui-dori on Saturday. Photo: KYODO
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More than 70,000 walk along Inui road at Imperial Palace

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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.

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How on earth could people enjoy that?

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Why not open up the Daijokyu buildings them selves, provide a guided tour, after all it was their tax money that paid for it.

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Wow incredible that so many would find this a highlight

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Reads like a nice journey to walk. The history and beauty of it all.

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It's all about the momiji. The autumn colours. That, plus being in the Imperial Palace grounds and viewing the Daijokyu buildings... why not? I'd do it if I were in Tokyo.

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