Nijo Castle in Kyoto

cj-12By far Japan’s most accessible castle for visitors following the standard Kyoto-Tokyo route, Nijo Castle is conveniently located near the center of the country’s former capital. As a result of being built in 1626 during a period of relative peace, Nijo Castle was more a luxurious estate for the Shogun to use on visits to Kyoto than an actual fortress, giving it a comparatively open design unique among Japanese castles.

05. November 2013 by Joey
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