Nijojo was built as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns. The Tokugawa Shogunate used Edo as the capital city, but Kyoto continued to be the home of the Imperial Court. The Imperial Palace is located a short distance north-east of the Castle.
Higashi-Ōte-mon (Great Eastern Gate)
Bridge across the moat.
Honmaru Palace buildings
A view along the moat.
View over the Honmaru Palace buildings to the mountains.
A small Zen garden
Reflections in the lake
Decorated end of a wall