Nijo Castle, Kyoto Japan
September 30, 2005


Nijo Castle, in central Kyoto, is one of the city's highlights. The series of ornately-decorated reception rooms within the Ninomaru complex is particularly impressive, and known for its "nightingale floors" - wooden flooring which makes bird-like squeaking sounds when stepped on. From the donjon of the inner castle, you can get good views over the castle layout, and the rest of the city.
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