外桜田門
 外桜田門

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(Important Cultural Property of Japan)

Widely known as the Sakurada-Mon Gate. It is one of the few castle gates with a Masugata (rectangular space between the inner and outer gates) intact. In 1860, the chief minister was assassinated outside the gate by samurai.
It was a famous and dramatic episode in Japanese history.

INFORMATION

  • address1 Kokyo-gaien, Chiyoda-ku
  • access1 minute's walk from Exit 3 of Sakuradamon Station
    3 minutes' walk from Exit A2 of Kasumigaseki Station

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