Once the acting residence of the Tokugawa shoguns while in Kyoto, Nijo Castle is also serves as a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The castle is surrounded by high walls and a moat, with the inside rooms connected by a corridor installed with the famous "nightingale floors". These floors were designed to make a chirping sound when walked upon so as to prevent intruding assassins at night. The castle opens in the evening during cherry blossom season, attracting flocks of visitors to view the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
By Subway: Take the Tozai Line and get off at Nijo Castle Square Station.
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NIJO castle , october trip in japan . so much history to see and this is one of those spots you cant miss , the history is so rich , sadly we are not able to take photos inside but just from the outside tou can alresdh tell how awesome it will be , all shot from phone .
"Seeing Japan's 100-year history, looking for Chinese Tang culture in Nijo Castle, Kyoto"
Sejo Castle, also known as the Second Imperial Palace, is the shogun general in Kyoto. Nijo Castle was built in 1603 and is the symbol of power in the Edo Shogunate. For more than 400 years, this city has witnessed the rise and fall of the Tokugawa family and the development of Japan. In 1994, it was included in the World Cultural Heritage by the United Nations.
The architecture of this courtyard has both the legacy of Tang Feng and the heritage of Japan. The antiques reveal a sense of solemnity. The tranquility and elegance of the courtyard is in stark contrast to its solemnity. The existing two cities have undergone several reconstructions and reconstructions. Standing in the courtyard, the hot history of Japan is in front of us. The last fire turned it into ashes, and the end of a battle was reborn here.
Attractions: 1: National Treasure, which houses rooms for generals and officials. Decorated with luxurious fan paintings and carvings, the famous paintings of Kano painters are painted on the walls and partitions of the temple.
2: A traditional Japanese courtyard with ponds, ornamental stones and tailored pine trees.
3 Black and White Academy: The Black Academy is a place where the generals and relatives are famous and the famous names meet. The area is smaller than that of Daguang, but the decoration is chic. It is the place where the generals meet with the confidants; the White Academy is the general's living room and The bedroom, the interior decoration is different from the black academy, mainly with some landscape paintings
4 "" corridor: when people walk on it, they will make a squeaky sound. History explains that because of the betrayal of betrayal, the Shogun has installed a "nightingale floor" that can make a squeaky sound to warn someone to invade with a slight pedaling.
5 Night Sakura: During the cherry blossom season, Nijo Castle will also be open in the evening. There are 360 cherry trees and 45 varieties in the city. At night, the various lights hit the cherry trees and they were beautiful.
Address: 541, Nijo Castle, Nakagawa-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Kyoto City.
Opening time: 08
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came to Kyoto for the third time, but it was the first time to go to Nijo Castle. I didn't expect to give me a new surprise! Nijo Castle symbolizes the power of the Tokugawa shogunate. The buildings inside are really shocking. It is no wonder that it is one of the world heritage.
There are moats around the city. There are several temples inside, and the most famous one is the second sacred prince. The temple can't take pictures, but the background of each room has its own characteristics! Walking on the floor will make a humming sound, super special!
Walk around a circle of two cities, it will be very pleasant, the courtyard is especially suitable for hanging out, but this time there is a hall in the maintenance did not visit, I hope to come to Kyoto next time to see for yourself
The original road returned to the bus stop, and the rain was getting denser and denser. The Kyoto bus tour continued. The next stop was Nijo Castle.
Nijo Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first general of the Edo Shogunate, and the last general of the Tokugawa family was celebrated here. It preserves the paintings and architectural features of the Momoyama era in Japan and is one of Kyoto's world cultural heritage. The Marunouchi in Nijo Castle is an important cultural heritage, and the Naruyaru Imperial Palace is a national treasure. Inside the temple, there are generals who receive the names of the rooms, the rooms of the court officials and the living room. The 2nd Maru Garden and the Qingliu Garden are also famous gardens.
Nijo Castle is also very popular. Just off the bus, I saw a lot of tourists gathered at the entrance. There are a total of six compartments, such as Yuanshi, Shitai, Daguang, Sutie, Heshuyuan and Baishuyuan. You can see the prosperity of the past between the pillars and the pillars. The decoration, exuding the profound culture of the Tang Dynasty, was the most luxurious decoration in the Edo period. The paper door paintings of the various compartments in series are mostly drawn by the "Kano Wild" and their disciples. The two cities have thus become the historical museum of "Kano" Japanese painting.
The style of the generals is also shown in the garden of Nijo Castle. There are three gardens but two gardens, including the most famous Erzhimao Garden, Benmao Garden, and Qingliu Garden. The design of the garden is a Chinese-style design. It can be seen that Chinese culture in the Ming Dynasty still deeply influenced the Japanese central government.
The Sakura Garden in Nijo Castle can see the king of the cherry blossoms - Yae Sakura, which has always been the most prestigious cherry blossom sacred place. Standing on the ruins of the city wall and overlooking Nijo Castle, Japan has done a very good job in protecting cultural heritage. At first glance, it can not see the high modern architecture, and will not destroy the quaint beauty.