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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nijo Castle in Spring

Nijo Castle, Kyoto春の二条城

Nijo Castle is an amazing site at any time of the year.

A visit in spring with the azaleas in bloom, though, was indeed special.

The entire site is a World Heritage Site. In addition, there are the following Cultural Properties:

Ninomaru Palace
Wall Paintings in the Ninomaru Palace
Higashi Otemon (gate)
Ninomaru Garden

Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the official residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Shogun of Japan.

It was completed in 1626 when some structures were moved from Fushimi Castle to Nijo.

It is well known for its moats, vast grounds, amazing paintings, and squeaking "nightingale" floors to warn of intruders.

Access

A one-minute walk from Nijojo-mae subway stop. A seven-minute walk from JR Nijo Station.

Details

Hours: 8:45 - 16:00
Fees: 600 yen

Events

Late March - early April: night time illumination
Late September - early November: Castle Festival
Late October - early November: Public tea ceremony party
January 2 - 4: New Year's special garden opening

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