History and Traditional Culture
Built in 1603 by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, Nijo Castle is a remarkable specimen of Edo Period architecture that no history aficionado should miss. The mighty Karamon Gate (designated an Important Cultural Property) leads to the Ninomaru Palace, housing the audience chamber where the 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu returned power to the emperor, and striking murals by the Kanō school. Audio guides in six languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, and Spanish) can be rented for those interested in learning all about the background of this historical site. The vast castle grounds are home to three exquisite gardens.
|Access||From Kintetsu Kyoto Station (B01), take the Kyoto Municipal Subway to Nijojo-mae Station (T14), located just next to the castle.|
|Address||541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku , Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
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