Meiji Era

Emperor moves to Tokyo
The 16-year-old Meiji Emperor, moving from Kyoto to Tokyo, end of 1868, after the Fall of Edo ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1868 Sep 3

Emperor moves to Tokyo

Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda,

On 3 September 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo ("Eastern capital"), and the Meiji Emperor moved his capital to Tokyo, electing residence in Edo Castle, today's Imperial Palace.


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