Kyoto Nijo Castle (Nijojo)

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After our meetings, we had a little time to see some sights. We went to Kyoto Nijo Castle. We had to take off our shoes when walking inside the castle. A neat security feature of the palace is that the floors were intentionally squeaky in detect intruders!

For more than a decade, I have erroneously identified this as the "Kyoto Imperial Palace". I apologize for this and it is now corrected.


Castle Gates

The Castle

Decoration on the Castle Facade

Gardens

The moat around the safe house?

Overlooking the Castle from a watchtower

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The safehouse?

Another view of the moat

Zen garden

Fallen Leaves

View of the bridge

Evan Posing

A sacred place

The stables?

A final look at the Castle