Neighborhood in Kyoto:

Site of Nijo Castle

About Site of Nijo Castle

Nijojo is the palace for shogun in Kyoto. This palace was built in 1603, and is also known as Nijo Castle. The high walls, and lengthy ditches symbolize the power of the Edo shogunate. Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokugawa Ieyasu Kawakuchi and Tokugawa Qingxi have lived here. The castle itself is not very grand or magnificent but it has witnessed a multitude of historical events, so it is extraordinarily politically significant. In 1994 it was named a World Heritage site. It is worth taking time to savor the interior of Nijojo. Honmaru Goten and Ninomaru Goten - the main buildings. The paintings on the walls and sliding doors are fantastic. There is also the famous "Oriole floor" corridor. When you walk there, you can hear an oriole whistle. Many kinds of flowers and trees are planted in the city. The camellia blooms in early spring, sakura blossoms in April and azaleas in May. There are a hundred days of red in the autumn, as the leaves fall. Visit in any season!

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Nijo Castle

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The Nijojo Castle was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994. It was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of the first shogun of the Edo era, Tokuga

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Gokomachi-Tsubaki

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Gokomachi Tsubaki is a Japanese course restaurant in Kyoto city with an importance on the ingredients.

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The Museum of Kyoto

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The Museum of Kyoto is a massive red-brick building that resembles a courthouse or palace. It is divided into different sections, with each displaying different

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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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The Kyoto International Manga Museum was opened in November of 2006. It consists of three floors and a basement, and most of its walls are lined with shelves of

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Rokkaku-do Temple

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The Rokkakudo Temple is located southeast of the intersection of Karasuma and Sanjo streets in central Kyoto, and is formally known as Shiunzan Chohoji.

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Lajolla

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Lajolla is a Californian-Mexican style restaurant located in Kyoto city.

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Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro (Senbon Sanjo)

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Hiro has an extensive menu, featuring high quality Japanese kurogewagyuu beef, locally grown vegetables and a wide array of beverages.

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Shinpukan

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Shinpukan is a shopping mall built in the remain of the Kyoto Central Telephone Office and is registered as a historical monument by the city of Kyoto.

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Gallery Sugata

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This gallery in Kyoto has a collection of and sells art made of materials such as bamboo, clay, wood and iron, along with various temporary exhibitions.

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Honke Owariya (Honten)

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Owariya has a history that goes back over five hundred and forty years. It is the oldest noodle shop in Kyoto. Owariya is very popular with both locals and visi

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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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The Kyoto International Manga Museum was opened in November of 2006. It consists of three floors and a basement, and most of its walls are lined with shelves of

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Hiiragiya

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Hiiragiya is a historic and prestigious ryokan in central Kyoto, located about 15 minutes from Kyoto station by car.

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Yurino Incense Sachet Shop

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Yurino Incense Sachet Shop stocks a wide range of beautiful and traditional sachets filled with powdered incense.

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Marukyu Oyama Gardens (Nishinotoin)

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Located in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, this cafe specializes in Japanese green tea and sweets. The menu features a wide variety of Japanese tea, including

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Mugenjuku Aikido Dojo (Kyoto)

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Mugenjuku Aikido Dojo is an authentic Japanese martial arts class taught in English. Their opening hours are rather irregular, so be sure to check their trainin

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Tsue-ya

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Tsue-ya is a shop that specialises in many different styles of walking sticks!

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Tefutefu Coffee Shop

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Located only a 15-minute walk from Jingu-Marutamachi Station, the Tefutefu Coffee Shop has a menu that offers coffee, Japanese-style dishes, and desserts.

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Gallery G-77

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Gallery G-77 is an art gallery located in an old machiya house in central Kyoto.

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Shinpukan

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Shinpukan is a shopping mall built in the remain of the Kyoto Central Telephone Office and is registered as a historical monument by the city of Kyoto.

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Horikawa Oike Gallery

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This gallery holds 3 rooms available for showcasing art. Most prominently and recently they have hosted the works of French photographer Thierry Bouët, as well

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Miracle Gallery

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Miracle Gallery is a rental art gallery located in Kyoto City.

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Cafe Bibliotic Hello!

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Bibliotec Hello! is a cafe that serves a variety of light meals and all the usual café drinks. The owner’s large collection of books is on display which you can