Nijo castle

Ninomaru Palace, which housed the reception chambers and living quarters of the shogun. The walls of each room are richly decorated with gold leaf and wooden carvings (photography is not allowed inside the building). To protect the occupants from surprise attacks, the palace has “nightingale floors”, wooden floorboards designed to squeak like birds whenever someone walked on them.

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