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Nijo Castle

  In 1601, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, ordered all the feudallords in Western Japan to contribute to the construction of Nijō Castle, which was completed during the reign of Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1626. Parts of Fushimi Castle, such as the main tower and the karamon, were moved here in 1625-26. It was built as the Kyoto residence of …