Magnificent arch of the Main Residence (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

The Beauty of Nijo-jo Castle - 2

Nijo-jo Series: Details of the Castle

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read


Structural reinforcement and restoration will be carried out on all historic structures within Nijo-jo Castle. The various renovations are planned as follows: Honmaru-goten Palace (2017-2023),&nbsp;Tamarigura (2024-2027),&nbsp;Ninomaru-goten Palace (2024-2036), and&nbsp;Tonan Sumi-yagura (2028-2036). <a href="" target="_blank">Read more</a>

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Nijo-jo Castle has many magnificent details that will surprise you. Not really a castle at all, but the home of all Tokugawa Shoguns whenever they visited Kyoto from Edo (Tokyo), it is sophisticated and rich in color and detail. Started in 1601, and completed 25 years later, this beautiful monument to the magnificence of what Kyoto once was is truly amazing. Beginning at the Main Gate, and continuing with the Entrance to the Main Residence, the quality of workmanship can be stunning.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...