Tokyo, Japan
8 December 2013

The original Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was built in the late 1880’s as requested by the Japanese aristocracy in order to cater to the growing number of foreign visitors who go to Japan. This model hotel structure was built in 1968 and another building was made in the 1980’s as an extension. It was originally owned by the imperial family and is now being managed by Imperial Hotel, Ltd., owner of a chain of luxury hotels in Japan.

The Eiffel Tower-inspired structure in Japan, the Tokyo Tower, was built in 1958 to serve as a communications and observation tower in Shiba-koen district of Minato in Tokyo. It is used to broadcast signals of Japan’s biggest broadcast companies like NHK, TBS and Fuji TV.

The Imperial Palace, officially called the “Kyujo” or “Kokyo,” is formerly the Edo Castle which is the seat of the Shogunate. It contains the Imperial Residence where the Emperor and the Empress live.

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