The roof details of Nijo Castle, Japan http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincentphoto/4764363136/in/photostream

The roof details of Nijo Castle, Japan http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincentphoto/4764363136/in/photostream

LANDMARK // Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five story castle keep

LANDMARK // Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five story castle keep

Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan.  I loved this place, but the nightingale floors might have gotten to me.

Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan. I loved this place, but the nightingale floors might have gotten to me.

Nijo Castle Kyoto larges castle in Japan, the floors have a distinctive squeak. the purpose: to detect ninja assassins...awesome!

Nijo Castle Kyoto larges castle in Japan, the floors have a distinctive squeak. the purpose: to detect ninja assassins...awesome!

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.

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