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Monday, February 7, 2011

Picture of the Week Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan

Nijo Castle is one of the famous sights of Kyoto. The Castle was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns.

The castle area has several gardens and groves of cherry and ume trees.

This picture is of the Ninomaru garden which has a large pond with three islands and features numerous carefully placed stones and topiary pine trees.

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  1. Thanks lina!!

    I love the green colours of the trees and the water. I`d love to build a Japanese Garden in my backyard some day.

  2. I love the contrast of the greenery of the tree and the brown down on the ground. :)

  3. I love that place! Have been there countless times.

  4. Thanks Kirsten, Bigger and A & Y,

    It is a great place and love the contrast of different shades of green.

  5. When we were there, we could see variety of cherry trees. Your photo makes me feel like visiting once again if we have a chance:)

  6. This looks so pretty! I would love to visit. Thank you for your lovely comments on Hello Sandwich. Do you have an email address I could contact you on? Any chance you could email me at hellosandwichblog@gmail.com
    Love Love

  7. Greetings Hello Sandwich,

    Thanks for the comments, you should be able to contact me via email on contacts in my profile.

  8. The Nijo Castle is a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Its construction was ordered by the first Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu, in 1603. Nijo Castle is very nice destination to visit with family and friends.


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