The grounds surrounding this castle are impressive. You can also walk inside. As you walk over the wooden boards they make noises that sounds like a bird. This was a historical technique to warn of intruders. The wall paintings give insight into life of the Shogun's and Japan's elite.
Nijo Castle is pretty sweet.
Initially I thought it would be an average castle. But thankfully I was wrong!
Nijo castle is a very large castle and a very large complex. It has beautiful gardens and high stone walls. It even has a nightingale floor! How cool is that!
The castle is pretty cheap to get into, has many historical items on display. The castle itself is in great condition and is large enough to handle all of the tourist traffic. What's not to love?