Nijo Castle in central Kyoto is one of the must see destinations in the city if you have an interest in Japans feudal history, architecture and gardens. It's also a top spot in spring for cherry blossoms and for autumn colour.

Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto

A visit to Nijo Castle is highly recommended when you're in Kyoto. Here's our guide to the UNESCO world heritage castle precinct.

Nijo Castle in central Kyoto is one of the must see destinations in the city if you have an interest in Japans feudal history, architecture and gardens.  It's also a top spot in spring for cherry blossoms and for autumn colour.

Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto

Nijo Castle in central Kyoto is one of the must see destinations in the city if you have an interest in Japans feudal history, architecture and gardens. It's also a top spot in spring for cherry blossoms and for autumn colour.

Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan.  I loved this place, but the nightingale floors might have gotten to me.

I loved this place, but the nightingale floors might have gotten to me.

The roof details of Nijo Castle, Japan http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincentphoto/4764363136/in/photostream

Kyoto, Japan Details on the entrance way to the Main Hall of Ni-no-maru, Nijo Castle Kyoto Japan

LANDMARK // Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five story castle keep

The lavishly decorated Nijō Castle is a wonderful example of Japanese Momoyama architecture and was a symbol of the power and authority of the Tokugawa shogunate.

The Imperial Badge, Kyoto, Japan ~ this is roof of Nijo castle, in Kyoto. It was the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns when they visited from their own capital in Edo (Tokyo).  This imperial crest suplanted the Tokugawa crest as a symbol of the victory of the Emperor over the shoguns in the XIX century.

The Imperial Badge, Kyoto, Japan ~ this is roof of Nijo castle, in Kyoto. It was the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns when they visited from their own capital in Edo (Tokyo). This imperial crest suplanted the Tokugawa crest as a symbol of the.

Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan | cultivatorkitchen.com

Historic castle completed in built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a stronghold for the Kyoto Imperial Palace

Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan | cultivatorkitchen.com

Kyoto Vegan Burgers at Mumokuteki Cafe, Matsuontoko, and Morpho Cafe with a tour of historic Nijo Castle in central Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Japan - Nijo Castle | Travel Guide

Kyoto Japan - Nijo Castle | Travel Guide

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