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Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle
(Yamashiro Province/Kyoto Prefecture)

Current Nijo-jo was designed by Ieyasu Tokugawa as a lodging facility for Shogun when he stays in Kyoto and the construction was started in the 8th year of Keicho era (1603) and finished in the 3rd year of Kan'ei era (1626). It used to have a castle tower, but it was burnt down and lost due to a thunderbolt in 1750 and has never been restored since then.
Before Ieyasu, Nijo-jo was built three times. First one was the residence castle for the 13th Shogun Yoshiteru Ashikaga and the second one was for the 15th Shogun Yoshiaki Ashikaga, but both of them were burnt down and destroyed by war disturbances in their times. The third one was built by Nobunaga Oda and presented to the Crown Prince. Nobunaga's first son, Tadanobu, was besieged in this castle when the Incident at Honnoh-ji broke out and died in the battle with Mitsuhide Akechi's troops, and this castle was burnt and lost once again.
The Ninomaru Goten (palace) has been designated as a National Treasure and other precious architectures such as Sumi turret, Otemon and Honmaru Goten also remain today. Moreover, the castle is also desginate as a World Heritage Site.

(2007/6/20 、2012/7/30、2015/1/17)

Nijo Castle
East Main gate
Nijo Castle East Main gate
Guardhouse
Nijo Castle Guardhouse
Karamon gate (Second enclosure)
Nijo Castle Karamon gate (Second enclosure)
Second enclosure palace
Nijo Castle Second enclosure palace
Second enclosure garden
Nijo Castle Second enclosure garden
Momoyama gate
Nijo Castle Momoyama gate
Naruko gate
Nijo Castle Naruko gate
Yagura gate (Main enclosure)
Nijo Castle Yagura gate (Main enclosure)
Main enclosure palace and garden
Nijo Castle Main enclosure palace and garden
Base of the main tower in main enclosure
Nijo Castle Base of the main tower in main enclosure
Minami-naka-shikiri gate
Nijo Castle Minami-naka-shikiri gate
Kita-naka-shikiri gate
Nijo Castle Kita-naka-shikiri gate
West bridge (Main enclosure)
Nijo Castle West bridge (Main enclosure)
Seiryuu garden
Nijo Castle Seiryuu garden
Southeast corner turret
Nijo Castle Southeast corner turret
Southwest corner turret
Nijo Castle Southwest corner turret
West gate
Nijo Castle West gate
North Main gate
Nijo Castle North Main gate
Rice storehouse (North)
Nijo Castle Rice storehouse (North)
Rice storehouse (South West)
Nijo Castle Rice storehouse (South West)
Rice storehouse (South East)
Nijo Castle Rice storehouse (South East)
Night view
Nijo Castle Night view

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Yamashiro Province
Nijo Castle
Yodo Castle
Shoryuji Castle
Fushimi Castle
Jyurakudai

Kyoto Prefecture
Fukuchiyama Castle
Tanba Kameyama Castle
Shuuzan Castle
Sonobe Castle
Tanabe Castle
Miyazu Castle
Nijo Castle
Yodo Castle
Shoryuji Castle
Fushimi Castle
Jyurakudai

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Nijo Castle East Main gate

East Main gate



Nijo Castle Guardhouse

Guardhouse



Nijo Castle Karamon gate (Second enclosure)

Karamon gate (Second enclosure)



Nijo Castle Second enclosure palace

Second enclosure palace



Nijo Castle Second enclosure garden

Second enclosure garden



Nijo Castle Momoyama gate

Momoyama gate



Nijo Castle Naruko gate

Naruko gate



Nijo Castle Yagura gate (Main enclosure)

Yagura gate (Main enclosure)



Nijo Castle Main enclosure palace and garden

Main enclosure palace and garden



Nijo Castle Base of the main tower in main enclosure

Base of the main tower in main enclosure



Nijo Castle Minami-naka-shikiri gate

Minami-naka-shikiri gate



Nijo Castle Kita-naka-shikiri gate

Kita-naka-shikiri gate



Nijo Castle West bridge (Main enclosure)

West bridge (Main enclosure)



Nijo Castle Seiryuu garden

Seiryuu garden



Nijo Castle Southeast corner turret

Southeast corner turret



Nijo Castle Southwest corner turret

Southwest corner turret



Nijo Castle West gate

West gate



Nijo Castle North Main gate

North Main gate



Nijo Castle Rice storehouse (North)

Rice storehouse (North)



Nijo Castle Rice storehouse (South West)

Rice storehouse (South West)



Nijo Castle Rice storehouse (South East)

Rice storehouse (South East)



Nijo Castle Night view

Night view




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