Walk in Nijo Castle – Kyoto, Japan

Walk in Nijo Castle – Kyoto, Japan

Nijo Castle (二条城) is a flatland castle located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens.

The surface area of the castle is 275,000 square metres (27.5 ha; 68 acres), of which 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) is occupied by buildings.

The entire castle is designated a national historic relic, Ninomaru Palace is a National Treasure, the 954 wall paintings in 22 buildings and in Ninomaru Palace are Important Cultural Properties, and Ninomaru Garden is a Special Scenic Spot.

In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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