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Nijo Castle, Kyoto
Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) has two concentric rings of fortifications, each consisting of a wall and a moat. It contains the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens.
The surface area of the castle is 275,000 square meters, of which 8000 square meters is occupied by buildings.
The 3300 square meter Ninomaru Palace (Ninomaru Goten) consists of five connected separate buildings and is built almost entirely of Hinoki cypress, with lavish quantities of gold leaf and elaborate wood carvings.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
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