List of Japanese Imperial Residences - Former Imperial Residences

Former Imperial Residences

Residence Location Date(s)
Akasaka Palace Minato, Tokyo Official residence of the Crown Prince and his family (1909–1974), now the State Guesthouse (迎賓館, Geihinkan?)
Heian Palace Kyoto Original imperial palace of Heian-kyō (794–1227), completely destroyed by fire and not rebuilt
Fukuhara Palace Hyōgo-ku, Kobe Imperial palace of Fukuhara-kyō (1180), abandoned, destroyed over time and not rebuilt
Nagaoka Palace Mukō, Kyoto Imperial palace of Nagaoka-kyō (784–794), abandoned, destroyed over time and not rebuilt
Heijō Palace Nara Imperial palace of Heijō-kyō (710–784), abandoned and destroyed over time. Partly reconstructed in the late 20th century, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara" since 1998
Shigaraki Palace Kōka, Shiga Imperial palace of ? (745), abandoned and destroyed over time
Naniwa Palace Osaka Imperial palace of Naniwa-kyō (744–745), abandoned and destroyed over time
Kuni Palace Kizugawa, Kyoto Imperial palace of Kuni-kyō (740–744), abandoned and destroyed over time
Fujiwara Palace Kashihara, Nara Imperial palace of Fujiwara-kyō (694–710), abandoned and destroyed over time
Kiyomihara Palace Asuka, Yamato Last imperial palace in Asuka (672-694) before the court moved to Fujiwara-kyō
Okamoto Palace Asuka Imperial palace of Asuka (672)
Shima Palace Asuka Imperial palace of Asuka (672)
Ōmi Palace or Ōtsu Palace Ōtsu, Shiga Imperial Palace of Ōmi-kyō (667–672) before the court moved back to Asuka
Tachibana no Hironiwa Palace Asakura, Fukuoka Imperial Palace of Asakura (661–667) before the court moved to Ōmi-kyō
Later Okamoto Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (656–661) before the court moved to Asakura
Kawara Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (655–656)
Itabuki Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (654–655)
Nagara-Toyosaki Palace Naniwa-kyō Imperial Palace of Naniwa-kyō (645–654) before the court moved back to Asuka
Itabuki Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (643–645)
Kudara Palace Kōryō, Nara Imperial Palace of Koryo (640–642) before the court moved back to Asuka
Umayasaka Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (640)
Tanaka Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (636–640)
Okamoto Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (630–636)
Oharida Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (603–630)
Toyura Palace Asuka Imperial Palace of Asuka (592–603), later rededicated as nunnery Toyura-dera
Takatsu Palace Osaka Imperial Palace of Naniwa-kyō (4th century), founded by Emperor Nintoku. Other palaces also mentioned but not confirmed.

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