Nijo Castle in the heart of Kyoto includes Ninomaru Palace and several beautiful Japanese gardens. Nijo Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monume Read more [...]
Shinsen-en Garden was originally part of the Imperial Palace of Kyoto during the Heian Period and derives its name from the pure water which came from a natural spring. The current design of Shinsen-en Garden is from the Meiji Period. Shinsen-en Garden features a small island in the middle of a pond which houses a shrine honouring the female deity Zen-nyo-ryu-o. There is a picturesque drum shaped bridge (Hosei) which crosses the pond to the island.