Nijō-jō is a former castle of the shōgun in Kyōto, Japan. It dates back to 1601 and was the away home in Kyōto – as the official seat of the shōgun was in Edo (today’s Tōkyō) by that time.

You can visit traditional Japanese buildings here and the most interesting thing is the “nightingale floor”: it was built to make sounds when people walk on it. That way no samurai was able to get inside without being noticed.

541 Nijojocho
Nakagyo Ward
Kyōto, Japan

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