Thursday 25 April 2019

Emperor Naruhito of Japan - Enthronement Ceremonies (October 2019)

The enthronement of the new Emperor of Japan will take place in October 2019, 6 months after his accession.  There are a bunch of little private ceremonies over this period, there is info on that in the press release. This post will cover the more major events.

For the schedule of events for Abdication/Accession (April/May 2019) & Proclamation of Crown Prince (April 2020), see Japan - Main Page.

Press Releases
October 22nd
  • Enthronement Ceremony at Imperial Palace* 
    • (1:00PM-1:30PM)
  • Procession by Car 
    • (Postponed until November 10th)
  • Court Banquet at Imperial Palace* 
    • (7:20PM-10:50PM)
    • (Dress Code: White Tie)
October 23rd 
  • Tea Party for Foreign Royals hosted by the Emperor and Empress* 
  • Banquet hosted by Prime Minister at Hotel New Otani* 
    • (6:00PM-9:00PM)
    • (Dress Code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail Dress)
October 25th, 29th, 30th 
  • Court Banquets 
Royal Attending 
Japan Government has confirmed that Foreign Royals will attend the Enthronement ceremonies. The Foreign Royals listed below are attending the events on October 22nd-23rd, unless otherwise noted. We have also tried to note, what else the royals are doing that trip as some have other official engagements. 

  • Belgium 
    • King Philippe & Queen Mathilde (Just 22nd)
  • Denmark 
    • Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary
      • (In Japan 21st-24th)
  • Liechtenstein 
    • Hereditary Prince Alois
  • Luxembourg
    • Grand Duke Henri
  • Monaco 
    • Prince Albert
  • Netherlands
    • King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima
  • Norway
    • Crown Prince Haakon (Just 22nd)
      • (Arrives on 21st for Japan-Norway Business Dinner)
  • Spain 
    • King Felipe & Queen Letizia (Just 22nd)
  • Sweden 
    • King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia (Canceled)
      • Crown Princess Victoria
  • UK 
    • Prince Charles
      • (+ Day of engagements on 23rd)
  • Japan
    • Imperial Family 
  • Bahrain 
    • Crown Prince Salman
  • Bhutan 
    • King Jigme Khesar & Queen Jetsun
      • Prince Jigme Namgyel will join his parents on the trip, but won't be participating in the events. 
  • Brunei 
    • Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
      • Prince Abdul Mateen
  • Cambodia 
    • King Norodom Sihamoni
    • Princess Arunrasmy
  • Jordan 
    • King Abdullah
      • Crown Prince Hussein
  • Kuwait
    • Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad
  • Malaysia
    • King Abdullah & Queen Tunku Azizah
  • Qatar 
    • Amir Sheikh Tamim (Just 22nd)
  • Saudi Arabia 
    • Prince Turki bin Mohamed 
  • Eswatini
    • King Mswati
  • Lesotho
    • King Letsie & Queen Masenate
  • Tonga
    • King Tupou & Queen Nanasipau Ľu 


  1. The Danish crown couple is confirmed to attend too......

  2. I got confused for a minute until I realized you meant imperial family (of Japan) instead of royal.