Nijo Castle

A well-kept remnant of Japanese feudal architecture, Nijo Castle was originally built for Tokugawa Ieyasu and is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Possibly the most memorable feature of this castle is the “nightingale floors” of Ninomaru Palace that “chirp” to warn inhabitants of unwanted intruders. During your visit to the castle grounds, make sure to also take some time to stroll around the elegantly designed gardens, along with the 400 cherry trees that bloom throughout April.