Kimono and sakura, classic style, at Nijo-jo Castle, Kyoto (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

The Beauty of Nijo-jo Castle - 5

Nijo-jo Series: Spring delights in Kyoto

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 Kyoto is beautiful during the spring cherry blossom season. Since the grounds are large, be sure to commit an hour or so to covering the entire area. Just when you think you've seen all that you're going to see, you turn a corner and there are more delights to behold! Another bonus is that even though a lot of people visit, because it is such a large place you never feel like you are in the midst of a crowd.

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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...