My blogging friend and his wife came to Tokyo from Malaysia.
I guided the Imperial Palace with them.
A Stone Bridge. 正面石橋です。
Nijubashi Bridge. 二重橋です。
The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is located at the former site of Edo-jo Castle, which was the castle of Tokugawa Shogun until the end of the Edo period.
Mr.Twilight Man and his spouse.
Sakurada-Tatumi-Yagura Turret. Tatumi means South West.
One of the typical stonework at the end of the stone fence.
Other kind of stonework. 横矢掛りです。
There was a grey heron at the moat. アオサギです。
A swan was in the moat too.
There was a gate in this area. 「切込み接」（きりこみはぎ）です。
The Castle Tower Site. 天守台です。
There was a conflagration in 1657. The Castle Tower was burn out. The Shogun and many officials insisted to rebuild the Castle Tower. But The half-brother of the Shogun insisted that it was the first consideration to let a city restore now.
His claim was accepted, and the castle tower was not rebuilt.
Kita-Hanebashi Gate. 北桔橋門（きたはねばしもん）です。
Hanebashi means a drawbridge. There was a drawbridge which was in readiness for an emergency.
Going out the Imperial Palace,I guided them to a National Museum at Ueno.
And we departed there.
Thanks for visiting this post.