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Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (R) stroll around the imperial villa in Hayama, in Kanagawa prefecture south of Tokyo on February 7, 2013.  The emperor and empress arrived here on February 7 for a rest until February 10.   AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (R) stroll around the imperial villa in Hayama, in Kanagawa prefecture south of Tokyo on February 7, 2013. The emperor and empress arrived here on February 7 for a rest until February 10. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Emperor Akihito of Japan and Empress Michiko of Japan stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on January 31, 2017 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Emperor Akihito of Japan and Empress Michiko of Japan stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on January 31, 2017 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Emperor Akihito of Japan and Empress Michiko of Japan stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on January 31, 2017 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Emperor Akihito of Japan and Empress Michiko of Japan stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on January 31, 2017 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan.

The Villa Eugenie, Biarritz was built for the Empress 1855

The Villa Eugenie, Biarritz was built for the Empress 1855

The Achillion Palace - Situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”. However during a visit in 1888 the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, decided that it was the ideal location for her to build her palace in Corfu.

The Achillion Palace - Situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”. However during a visit in 1888 the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, decided that it was the ideal location for her to build her palace in Corfu.

Yelagin Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. The isle to the north of the imperial Russian capital owes its name to its former proprietor, Ivan Yelagin (1725|94) After the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna declared that she was too old to make daily trips to such distant residences as Pavlovsk Palace + Gatchina Castle, her son Alexander I bought the estate from Yelagin's heirs + asked Carlo Rossi to redesign the villa. After her death, the palace remained deserted for long periods of time.

Yelagin Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. The isle to the north of the imperial Russian capital owes its name to its former proprietor, Ivan Yelagin (1725|94) After the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna declared that she was too old to make daily trips to such distant residences as Pavlovsk Palace + Gatchina Castle, her son Alexander I bought the estate from Yelagin's heirs + asked Carlo Rossi to redesign the villa. After her death, the palace remained deserted for long periods of time.

Emperor Akihito of Japan and Empress Michiko of Japan stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on January 31, 2017 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Emperor Akihito of Japan and Empress Michiko of Japan stroll outside the Hayama Imperial Villa on January 31, 2017 in Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Archduchess Sophie - Emperor Franz Joseph I. and Empress Elisabeth - coat of arms service for the imperial villa in Bad Ischl

Archduchess Sophie - Emperor Franz Joseph I. and Empress Elisabeth - coat of arms service for the imperial villa in Bad Ischl

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