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Nijô-jô 二条城
Kyôto City

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Nijô-jô was originally built in 1603 as the Kyôto residence of shôgun Tokugawa Ieyasu. It was completed in 1626 by the third Tokugawa Shôgun Iemitsu, with the addition of some structures transfered from Fushimi castle. The main court (honmaru) was burnt down in 1788, and the only original part remaining is the second court (ni-no-maru). The present main court, built in 1827, is a copy of the one that originally stood in the grounds of Kyôto Imperial Palace. The castle is also famous for its many cultural treasures from the Azuchi-Momoyama period.


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Chinese entrance gate Kara-mon
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Ninomaru- Palace
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garden
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Ninomaru Palace  (2)
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castle wall - detail
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Honmaru-yagura-mon - gate inside the castle area
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castle area
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inner moat
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Ninomaru Palace  (3)
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garden wall
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side entrance
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castle wall + moat
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castle area + Mount Hiei-zan
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tea ceremony outside
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tea ceremony outside  (2)
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Tonan-sumi - turret / south east corner
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moat
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Ninomaru Palace  (3)
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castle wall + stone bridge
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outer wall + outer moat
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side tower
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Tonan-sumi - turret / south east corner  (2)
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outer moat + plum blossoms
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inner moat  (4)
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inner moat  (5)
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inner castle wall
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guard room Tôzamurai
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guard room Tôzamurai + East Gate Ôte-mon
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guard room Tôzamurai - guard
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guard room Tôzamurai - guard  (2)
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guard room Tôzamurai - guard  (3)
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guard room Tôzamurai - guard  (4)
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