Crown Prince Akishino and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko, returned to Tokyo by air on Saturday morning after visiting Mie, Nara and Kyoto prefectures from Wednesday.

The couple visited the Ise shrine complex in Mie on Thursday and the mausoleums of Emperor Jinmu in Nara and those of Emperor Komei and Emperor Meiji in Kyoto, both on Friday, reporting the completion in 2020 of Rikkoshi-no-Rei ceremonies to proclaim Crown Prince Akishino’s rise to first in line to the throne.

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