The Koukamon Gate has a function as the border
between Okunoin (Inner House) and other buildings. The Okunoin is not
open to the public.
of the Koukamon was the same as one of the twelve gates, which
existed in the palace at that time. The Koukamon Gate is 2.2m high,
and 1.8m wide. It is relatively small in this area.
of Koukamon Gate is Ming dynasty (Chinese) style. It also is called
Ryuugu-zukuri (Palace of sea God.) Therefore, this gate is also
called Ryuguumon Gate. You will have another kind of impression
compare to other gates.
is colored vividly, white wall, fundamental color of black and gold
stand out. It is told that the inside is waxed.
it is told that charming angels are painted on the ceiling. You
can peep at the Okunoin (Inner House) through the low roof.