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World Heritage: Nijo Castle4.9

Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the official Kyoto residence for the first shogun of the Edo period, Tokugawa Ieyasu. This is a huge wooden edifice surrounded by stone walls and moats, not heavily fortified like the other castles. The palace rooms are all covered with tatami mats and elegantly decorated with spectacular screen paintings. You will walk along in socket feet and come across the "nightingale" corridor floors which were designed to tell the guards when there were "visitors" in...

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By one hour's tour in Nijo Castle, you can enjoy time travel to Shogun Era about 400 years ago. Magnificient wooden structure, beautiful garden and classical furnishing made you feel as if you were a member of wearig classical co...

By one hour's tour in Nijo Castle, you can enjoy time travel to Shogun
Era about 400 years ago. Magnificient wooden structure, beautiful garden
and classical furnishing made you feel as if you were a member of wearig
classical costume in Nijo Castle. Please come to Nijo Castle and use
imagination to explore Edo era as the guests who have visited there before.

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Would you like to visit Shogun's residence with me to try to explore the squeaking sound of floor, Nightingale floor? You can feel magnificent atmosphere and elegant interiors of each room.

Would you like to visit Shogun's residence with me to try to explore the squeaking sound of floor, Nightingale floor?
You can feel magnificent atmosphere and elegant interiors of each room.

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Have you ever seen pine trees being pruned by a gardener? It is very interesting. Ninomaru Garden is well maintained, and sometimes we can see gardeners are pruning pine trees. Do you know how gardeners prune the pine trees on the Horai ...

Have you ever seen pine trees being pruned by a gardener? It is very interesting. Ninomaru Garden is well maintained, and sometimes we can see gardeners are pruning pine trees. Do you know how gardeners prune the pine trees on the Horai islet located in the middle of the Ninomaru Garden pond? I heard from a taxi driver, that they use a crane machine! I have never seen that. If you see such a pruning operation, you are so lucky!

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You can see the chamber, where the Shogun held audiences with his Daimyo, local lords subject to the authority of the Shogun, in the Ni-no-maru or original memaining second court as well as Ni-no-maru Garden, go-round style with a pond i...

You can see the chamber, where the Shogun held audiences with his Daimyo, local lords subject to the authority of the Shogun, in the Ni-no-maru or original memaining second court as well as Ni-no-maru Garden, go-round style with a pond in its center and rocks of various colors and sizes arranged artistically, surrounded by cherry, maple, pine and other trees. Possible to appreciate the status of Shogunate.

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It is said that the core reason behind the construction of this catle was to monitor the move of the successive emperors in Kyoto in order for the Shogun Tokugawa to maintain its dictatorship. The visitors are truly impressed by the m...

It is said that the core reason behind the construction of this catle was to monitor the move of the successive emperors in Kyoto in order for the Shogun Tokugawa to maintain its dictatorship.

The visitors are truly impressed by the magnificient paintings, carvings and open works because the lavish amount of gold was used for these masterpieces.

Please come and visit here.

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This castle is most famous castle in Kyoto. And more,you can see superb Japanese paintings and curvings. Therefore,I would like to guide you to tell Japanese splendid culture etc..

This castle is most famous castle in Kyoto. And more,you can see superb Japanese paintings and curvings.
Therefore,I would like to guide you to tell Japanese splendid culture etc..

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Nijo castle is more like a palace than a fortress. The main purpose of the magnificent style of its architecture was created to show the power of the shogun. At Nijo Castle you will observe the bold style of the art form favored by the S...

Nijo castle is more like a palace than a fortress. The main purpose of the magnificent style of its architecture was created to show the power of the shogun. At Nijo Castle you will observe the bold style of the art form favored by the Samurai.

Though it was built to bolster the fame and power of the shogun, ironically, the last shogun returned authority to Emperor Meiji in this castle in 1867.

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I visited Nijyio castle with a lot of guests form the world over. I always take their pictures at a certain place , and now I have a big collection. You would like the paintings and mannequins which help you understand what happened in ...

I visited Nijyio castle with a lot of guests form the world over. I always take their pictures at a certain place , and now I have a big collection. You would like the paintings and mannequins which help you understand what happened in the castle. You would be amazed with the sound made by your steps on the corridors.
Even ninjas couldn't walk there without making any sound. Come visit to find what sound you make when you walk there !

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All the drawings on the walls and sliding screens here are magnificent, but the most attactive art here for me is one of the carvings set on the top of sliding screens. The carving shows peacocks and phoenixes from the front room, but it...

All the drawings on the walls and sliding screens here are magnificent, but the most attactive art here for me is one of the carvings set on the top of sliding screens. The carving shows peacocks and phoenixes from the front room, but it is surprising to see floweres are carved on the other side.

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