Kyoto. Japan. Kyoto Castle. Nijo Jo Inner Gate

Nijo Castle is in the center of Kyoto, near the Imperial Palace. The castle is one of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyoto, the only castle on the list.

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Historic castle completed in built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a stronghold for the Kyoto Imperial Palace

Photo Source: Nijo-jo Castle 	  Audience Chamber    Ninomaru Palace  Nijo-jo, Kyoto     Ninomaru Palace  Nijo-jo, Kyoto

Photo Source: Nijo-jo Castle Audience Chamber Ninomaru Palace Nijo-jo, Kyoto Ninomaru Palace Nijo-jo, Kyoto

Nijo Castle in central Kyoto is one of the must see destinations in the city if you have an interest in Japans feudal history, architecture and gardens.  It's also a top spot in spring for cherry blossoms and for autumn colour.

Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto

Nijo Castle in central Kyoto is one of the must see destinations in the city if you have an interest in Japans feudal history, architecture and gardens. It's also a top spot in spring for cherry blossoms and for autumn colour.

japaneseaesthetics:  The roof details of Nijo Castle, Japan.  Photography by Vincentphotomaniac on flickr

The roof details of Nijo Castle, Japan, the set design of the Japanese temple in Inception was based on this beautiful location.

Nijo Castle in central Kyoto is one of the must see destinations in the city if you have an interest in Japans feudal history, architecture and gardens. It's also a top spot in spring for cherry blossoms and for autumn colour.

Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto

A visit to Nijo Castle is highly recommended when you're in Kyoto. Here's our guide to the UNESCO world heritage castle precinct.

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