Nijo Castle

Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural beauty of Nijo Castle. Explore the stunning gardens, majestic buildings, and hidden chambers that make this UNESCO World Heritage Site a must-visit destination.
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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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Matthew McKenna
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 Japan Architecture, Ancient Architecture, Architecture Details, Monuments, Japanese Traditional Architecture, Traditional Japanese, Nijo Castle, Japan Guide, Japanese Castle

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

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Monica Garcia
Nijo Castle: Guide to the Castle, Gardens, and Palace Shoguns Once Lived In (Access & Tickets) | LIVE JAPAN travel guide Unesco World Heritage Site, World Heritage Sites, Nijo Castle, Green Cafe, School Murals, Castle Tower, Japan Travel Guide, Cafe Style, Beautiful Paintings

Nijo Castle is one of Kyoto’s world-famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, constructed in 1603 by Ieyasu Tokugawa - the first shogun of the Edo Period. During the age of the third shogun, Iemitsu Tokugawa, Nijo Castle underwent significant renovations to accommodate Emperor Go-Mizunoo. This is when murals drawn by Kano Tanyu were commissioned, among other artworks. Today, the well-preserved buildings of Nijo Castle and Ninomaru Palace are masterpieces that draw visitors from around the world…

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