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Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto, Japan that is the former residence of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. We’ll review the prestigious Japanese castle in this post and share some of our tips for visiting. While the construction of this site began in 1601, when the Shogunate ordered all the feudal lords …

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Nijo Castle, built in 1603 for Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, is home to some 400 cherry trees, impressive architecture, sprawling traditional

Kyoto. Japan. Kyoto Castle. Nijo Jo Inner Gate

There are 17 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto. Nijo Castle is the only castle of them all. In the middle of Kyoto, Nijo-jo is easy to get to, and with such a long history is a great place to visit. With 2 palaces and a few traditional gardens, this ancient fortress is one-of-a-kind.

Former Imperial Villa - Nijo-jo Castle | Exploring Museums in Kyoto

Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa built this castle in 1603 to protect nearby Kyoto Imperial Palace and to stay in when he visited Kyoto. The third Tokugawa shogun,

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Nijo-jo Castle was the official lodging for the Tokugawa Shogun when staying in Kyoto. Tokugawa Ieyasu (the 1st Shogun) started the construction of the buildings in 1603 and Iemitsu (the 3rd Shogun) completed them in 1626. This was also the place where the last Shogun, Yoshinobu, restored Imperial Rule in 1867. There are three beautiful gardens inside the moat; Ninomaru Garden built in 1626, Honmaru Garden in 1893, and Seiryu-en Garden in 1965.

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