TOKYO -- The Imperial Palace opened Inui Street on the palace ground to the public on Dec. 1 for visitors to enjoy the autumn foliage at its best.
People can start out along the about 750-meter-long tree-lined street from the entrance at Sakashita-mon Gate near Tokyo Station. They exit from Inui-mon Gate in the northwestern part of the grounds adjacent to Kitanomaru Garden, passing in front of the Imperial Household Agency building.
The entrance is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 9.
The street is normally opened to the public twice a year -- during the cherry blossom season in spring, and again in the autumn foliage season.
For more information, refer to the Imperial Household Agency website: http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-event/inui.html .