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Nijo Castle
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Kyoto Morning Tour of Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace...
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Owner description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most powerful men in Japan. The castle was built as a residence and not for defense purposes. However, to protect the shogun from enemies, special creaky floorboards were installed to warn of anyone approaching.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This castle offers a glimpse into the every day lives of the samuarai, from the squeaking floors (meant to warn the samurai if anyone enters his home) to the fantastic paintings on the walls of the existing living quarters dating back to over 700-1000 years and further the beautiful gardens I found this well worth the visit. Add it to your list!

Thank Erica v
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

outstanding start to our Kyoto trip. Resonant w history - a 'nightingale floor' that sings as you walk to warn of intruders. gorgeous garden and great views.

Thank Hetty E
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Not a fan of inanimate objects but this is worth a visit. The contrast in feel from the Emperors palace is striking and it brings home well where the power really lay.

Thank lhi2i
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Centrally located. Easy to get to. Excellently preserved building.
It can get hot inside so plan accordingly.

Thank raymon7746
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Must visit in Kyoto.
Especially if you are first time Japan visitor.
Right in central Kyoto.
We went there with a tour so it was really rush rush !it would be much better if you go there on your own.

Thank eldiviMontreal
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