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Nijo-jo castle was built on the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu to serve as the Kyoto residence for the Tokugawa shoguns. Although it does not have a castle tower, Nijo-jo Castle is Japan's best preserved and most magnificent castle palace.Seinan-sumi (Southwest corner) Turret is the first castle building you see when you walk from the station. Important Cultural Property 西南隅櫓
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Minami-mon (South) Gate 南門
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Tonan-sumi (Southeast corner) Turret, Important Cultural Property 東南隅櫓
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Tonan-sumi (Southeast corner) Turret 東南隅櫓
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Tonan-sumi (Southeast corner) Turret 東南隅櫓
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Tonan-sumi (Southeast corner) Turret 東南隅櫓
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Tonan-sumi (Southeast corner) Turret 東南隅櫓
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Ninomaru Higashi Otemon Gate (Main entrance), Important Cultural Property 二之丸東大手門
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Ninomaru Higashi Otemon Gate (Main entrance) 二之丸東大手門
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Guard house and Ninomaru Higashi Otemon Gate (Main entrance) 二之丸東大手門
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Guard house
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Tonan-sumi (Southeast corner) Turret 東南隅櫓
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Karamon Gate, Important Cultural Property. 唐門
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Closeup of Nijo Castle's Karamon Gate
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Closeup of Nijo Castle's Karamon Gate
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Ninomaru Palace, National Treasure 二之丸御殿
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Ninomaru Palace entrance, National Treasure 二之丸御殿
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Palace entrance roof
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Ninomaru Palace side view facing the garden. National Treasure
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National Treasure
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Ninomaru Palace side view facing the garden.
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Ninomaru Garden
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Ninomaru Garden
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Castle map
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East Bridge to Honmaru and Honmaru Yagura-mon Gate
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Honmaru PalaceImportant Cultural Property

本丸御殿
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Foundation of castle tower天守閣跡
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Top of castle tower foundation天守閣跡
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Top of castle tower foundation天守閣跡
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Castle tower foundation天守閣跡
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Honmaru Palace as seen from the castle tower foundationImportant Cultural Property
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Honmaru PalaceImportant Cultural Property
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Moat between Ninomaru (left) and Honmaru (right)East Bridge in the distance.
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Ninomaru Kita Otemon GateImportant Cultural Property

二之丸北大手門
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Warehouse wall
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Tonan-sumi Turret from the street
     
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