NIJO castle , october trip in japan . so much history to see and this is one of those spots you cant miss , the history is so rich , sadly we are not able to take photos inside but just from the outside tou can alresdh tell how awesome it will be , all shot from phone .
The original road returned to the bus stop, and the rain was getting denser and denser. The Kyoto bus tour continued. The next stop was Nijo Castle.
Nijo Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first general of the Edo Shogunate, and the last general of the Tokugawa family was celebrated here. It preserves the paintings and architectural features of the Momoyama era in Japan and is one of Kyoto's world cultural heritage. The Marunouchi in Nijo Castle is an important cultural heritage, and the Naruyaru Imperial Palace is a national treasure. Inside the temple, there are generals who receive the names of the rooms, the rooms of the court officials and the living room. The 2nd Maru Garden and the Qingliu Garden are also famous gardens.
Nijo Castle is also very popular. Just off the bus, I saw a lot of tourists gathered at the entrance. There are a total of six compartments, such as Yuanshi, Shitai, Daguang, Sutie, Heshuyuan and Baishuyuan. You can see the prosperity of the past between the pillars and the pillars. The decoration, exuding the profound culture of the Tang Dynasty, was the most luxurious decoration in the Edo period. The paper door paintings of the various compartments in series are mostly drawn by the "Kano Wild" and their disciples. The two cities have thus become the historical museum of "Kano" Japanese painting.
The style of the generals is also shown in the garden of Nijo Castle. There are three gardens but two gardens, including the most famous Erzhimao Garden, Benmao Garden, and Qingliu Garden. The design of the garden is a Chinese-style design. It can be seen that Chinese culture in the Ming Dynasty still deeply influenced the Japanese central government.
The Sakura Garden in Nijo Castle can see the king of the cherry blossoms - Yae Sakura, which has always been the most prestigious cherry blossom sacred place. Standing on the ruins of the city wall and overlooking Nijo Castle, Japan has done a very good job in protecting cultural heritage. At first glance, it can not see the high modern architecture, and will not destroy the quaint beauty.
Kyoto|Big Card World Heritage City Nijo Castle
came to Kyoto for the third time, but it was the first time to go to Nijo Castle. I didn't expect to give me a new surprise! Nijo Castle symbolizes the power of the Tokugawa shogunate. The buildings inside are really shocking. It is no wonder that it is one of the world heritage.
There are moats around the city. There are several temples inside, and the most famous one is the second sacred prince. The temple can't take pictures, but the background of each room has its own characteristics! Walking on the floor will make a humming sound, super special!
Walk around a circle of two cities, it will be very pleasant, the courtyard is especially suitable for hanging out, but this time there is a hall in the maintenance did not visit, I hope to come to Kyoto next time to see for yourself
Kyoto Nijo Castle was built in the early seventeenth century and is the symbol of power in the Edo period shogunate in Japan. It is also the place where the Tokugawa people and military commanders visited Kyoto. Surrounded by towering city walls, Nijo Castle is home to architectural features such as mansions, courtyards and gardens. I don't know if it is because the tour group usually does not stay in Kyoto for a long time and selectively ignores this world cultural heritage. There are not many tourists visiting Nijo Castle. It is very pleasant to walk around the city in a quiet atmosphere. Nijo Castle is now a world cultural heritage, and the cherry blossoms in spring are particularly beautiful. At other times, you can observe the paintings and sculptures inside. One hour before closing every day is the most beautiful time of Nijo Castle. At this time, the light is relatively soft and the courtyard scenery is particularly beautiful!
Special reminder: Nijo Castle will close the city at 4 pm Japan time, and the tour should be early, try to reserve enough time!
Once the acting residence of the Tokugawa shoguns while in Kyoto, Nijo Castle is also serves as a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The castle is surrounded by high walls and a moat, with the inside rooms connected by a corridor installed with the famous "nightingale floors". These floors were designed to make a chirping sound when walked upon so as to prevent intruding assassins at night. The castle opens in the evening during cherry blossom season, attracting flocks of visitors to view the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
By Subway: Take the Tozai Line and get off at Nijo Castle Square Station.