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
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.