Nijo-jo Castle

The Nijo-jo castle was constructed as the Shogun’s residence during the Edo period when the supreme power in Japan was held not by the emperor but the the shogun himself (a sort of military commander). The nice feature of Nijo-jo castle is the nightingale floor. As you walk along, the wooden floor emits a squeaking sound. This was a security device at the time whose purpose was to alert guards to the presence of any intruder in the castle.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Nijōjōchō
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