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The Nijo Castle Gardens

The Nijo Castle GardensAt the present-day Nijo Castle there are three gardens, the Ninomaru Garden, constructed during the Edo period(1603–1868), the Honmaru Garden, constructed in the Meiji period(1868–1912), and Seiryu-en Garden, which was constructed in the Showa period(1926–1989) . In 2005 in the American magazine of Japanese gardens, the ‘Journal of Japanese Gardening’ out of 693 outstanding gardens chosen in Japan, Seiryu-en Garden came 5th position and the Ninomaru Garden was placed 10th. Then in 2006 Seiryu-en Garden was ranked 6th and the Ninomaru Garden ranked 8th out of 731 gardens all over Japan.

  • A Brief History of the Castle
  • Chronological Table of Nijo Castle
  • Ninomaru Palace
  • Honmaru Palace
  • The Nijo Castle Gardens
  • Flowers and Trees of the Four Seasaons
  • Wall Paintings
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