Zenfolio | Polly & David Bean | Nijojo (Nijo Castle)
Created 11-Oct-14
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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)

Higashi-Ōte-mon (Great Eastern Gate)

Ninomaru Palace

Ninomaru Palace

Bridge across the moat.

Bridge across the moat.

Honmaru Palace buildings

Honmaru Palace buildings

Dangerous fences!

Dangerous fences!

A view along the moat.

A view along the moat.

View over the Honmaru Palace buildings to the mountains.

View over the Honmaru Palace buildings to the mountains.

A small Zen garden

A small Zen garden

Reflections in the lake

Reflections in the lake

Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock

Decorated end of a wall

Decorated end of a wall

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