"Nijo Castle" Nijo Castle Tip by kevarms

Nijo Castle, Kyoto: 44 reviews and 97 photos

This impressive castle complex was built for the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, in the 17th century and it was here that the last Shogun resigned to the Emperor Meiji in 1867. The main part of the castle is known as Ninomaru Palace, and consists of five buildings connected by corridors. Interesting features include the spectacular decoration (screen paintings and carvings) and wooden floorboards designed to squeak to detect intruders.

The castle gardens are lovely too.

Opening Hours: 8.45-5.00

Phone: 075-841-0096
Website: http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/nijojo/

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  • Written Nov 11, 2006
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