On May 17, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived in Britain to participate in Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations beginning on Friday.

This morning the imperial couple toured the Kyoto Japanese Garden in Holland Park, London, accompanied by their personal delegation.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will attend a luncheon at Windsor Castle hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as well as attend a gala dinner hosted by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to be held at Buckingham Palace.

The emperor and empress are also, “… scheduled to meet with Britons who supported the disaster rescue operations in Japan as well as Japanese living in Britain…” notes Kyodo News.

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Sources: Kyodo News via the Imperial Household Agency