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Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

Within the confines of this ancient and vast castle are lovely gardens and the Ninomaru Palace. The most beautiful things inside are the superb wall paintings of tigers, eagles, pine trees, white Japanese apricots and the wonderful “nightingale” floors. They were laid as extra security against possible ninja attacks and when walked on, no matter how lightly, they make a quite loud cheeping sound.

Written by Pamela Murdoch

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