Clear blue sky at Nijo-jo Castle in autumn (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

The Beauty of Nijo-jo Castle - 3

Nijo-jo Series: Subtle Autumn Colors

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 in autumn is not vibrant with reds and oranges and purples like many other well-known Kyoto temples and gardens. The colors here (lots of yellows) are quieter, and softer, and easy on the eye. Since the grounds are massive (275,000 square meters), you can stroll for hours, enjoying the fresh, clean air. Obviously, a lot of time and energy goes into the care of the various groves and gardens and lawns.

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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...