|A small group of 4 year old school kids on a walk|
Another couple blocks down the road we found one of the entrances to the Imperial Palace grounds. It was very quiet here today, too. Well, aside from the 15 or 30 seconds that the palace alarm was going off because I got a little too close to the wall. Oopsie!
Those are cameras and sensors on the edge of the wall.
Built in 1603 as the first shogun's residence in Kyoto and is one of the best kept examples of palace architecture from that era.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is still in its original form.
The main gate that we entered through was under construction, so I have no picture of that. As we walked onto the grounds we passed the Bansho ~ Guard Station, this is one of the few guard houses of its kind in the country. There were life-sized guards in the station. ~~ We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the actual palace, but there were statues like this throughout.
|The front of the gate with the castle in the background|
|Guard station on the way to the entrance of Nijo Castle|