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The castle was originally built in 1603 as the official Kyoto residence of the first Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu. It was completed in 1626 by the third Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu, with the addition of some structures transferred from Fushimi Castle (built in Momoyama period; 1573-1614). Nijo Castle is one of the finest examples of the early Edo period and the Momoyama culture in Japan as it also makes splendid use of the early Edo period building designs, lavish paintings, and carvings that Iemitsu generously commissioned.

The castle was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

Nijo Castle celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2003.

The outer moatcastle's keeps The outer moat

The outer moat, castle's keeps and gate.

The outer moatcastle's keeps gate

The Kara-mon main gate to Ninomaru Palace.

The Ninomaru Palace.

The Kara-mon main gate to Ninomaru PalaceNinomaru PalaceNinomaru Palace

The Ninomaru Garden (wallpaper).

The Ninomaru Garden

The pond of the Ninomaru Garden.

The pond of the Ninomaru GardenThe pond of the Ninomaru Garden

Inner walls and moat of the Nijo Castle.

Inner walls and moat of the Nijo CastleInner walls and moat of the Nijo CastleInner walls and moat of the Nijo Castle
Inner walls and moat of the Nijo CastleInner walls and moat of the Nijo Castle

The Honmaru Palace.

The Honmaru PalaceThe Honmaru Palace

Does a tree like a dragon or a dragon like a tree? What do you think?

dragon-like tree

The Plum-tree Grove.

The Plum-tree GrovePlum-tree

The gate from plum-tree grove and some building inside the castle.

gateNinomaru Palace
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