Palaces

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Palaces

We are creating this page to serve as a place to list all of the different Palaces built and used through Japanese history. We will continue to update this page as we gain more information.

Legendary Period

Akitsushima Palace

Located in Muro this was the palace of Emperor Kōan.5

Hishiro Palace

Located in Makimuku, this apalace is mentioned during the reign of Emperor Keikō.5

Ihodo Palace

Located in Kuroda this was the palace of Emperor Kōrei.5

Ikegokoro Palace

Located in Waki no Kami this was the palace of Emperor Kōshō.5

Isakaha Palace

Located in Kasuga this was the palace of Emperor Kaika.5

Kahakami Palace

Located in Totori this was the palace of Inishikinoiribiko.34

Kuguri Palace

Located in Mino Province, Emperor Keikō stayed here in his 4th year.5

Magario Palace

Located in Karu this was the palace of Emperor Itoku.5

Midzukaki Palace

Located in Shiki this was the palace of Emperor Sujin.1234

Nagaho Palace

Located in Ajimasa this was the palace of Homutsuwake.34

Sakahibara Palace

Located in Karu this was the palace of Emperor Kōgen.5

Takaanaho Palace

Located in Takaanaho in Shiga in Omi this was the palace of Emperor Seimu.12

Takaoka Palace

Located in Katsuragi this was the palace of Emperor Suizei.5

Takaya Palace

Located in Tsukushi, Hiuga Province, this palace is mentioned during the reign of Emperor Keikō where he resided for six years after defeating the Kumaso.5

Other sources state Yamato Takeru stayed here instead.2

Tamaki Palace

Located in Shiki this was the palace of Emperor Suinin.1 (Tamaki Palace, Makimuku.2)

Ukiana Palace

Located in Katashio this was the palace of Emperor Annei.5

Footnotes

1. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.
2. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
4. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
5. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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