Nijō Castle – Ninomaru （二条城 二の丸庭園）
The Ninomaru gardens of the Nijō castle in Kyoto have been designed by garden master Kobori Enshu. The palace was built for the first Edo shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the early Edo period (1603-1868). There are numerous cherry and plum trees, which bloom between March and April.
The garden has a large pond with three islands that symbolize Horai-San, and the crane and turtle mountains of the Taoist mythology.
How to get there
From Kyoto station, take city bus number 9 to Nijo-jo mae (二条城前) – it should take around 16 minutes.
JP: 〒604-8301 京都市中京区二条通堀川西入二条城町541番地
EN: 541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8301
8:45am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Closed between Dec. 26th and January 4st,
and every Tuesday in January, July, August and December.