TokyoStreetView: Imperial Palace Part I (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
On the tech side of our original video coverage, there's nothing better than the IREX international robotics trade show, or if cars are your thing, the DRiFTWiRED music video shot in the mountains of Tochigi is one of a kind, but we also share more contemplative, day to day slices of Japanese life. In the vein of the latter, we hope you enjoy this beautiful 4K collection (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
Imperial Palace Part I
Currently located on the former site of Edo Castle (1888) near Tokyo Station (in 4K here), the Imperial Palace is the official residence of the Japanese royal family. Covering a total area of 3.41 square kilometers, the Imperial Palace is in divided into four different areas including the Imperial Palace main grounds and three gardens that are open to the public: the Kitanomaru Garden, the East Gardens, and the Kokyo Gaien Gardens.
Unfortunately, the Imperial Palace is not always open to the public. You can, however, visit on certain occasions including the Emperor’s Birthday on December 23, on January 2nd for the New Year’s greeting, and also for special guided tours that need to be booked in advance. Learn more here.
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
A True Contemplative Experience.
TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, through our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.