Nijo Castle, Kyoto: the Koun-tei (teahouse) on one of the lakes
|John Barr / RIBA Collections
|Teahouses ; Palaces ; Garden buildings ; Castles ; Lakes
NOTES: The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace and various ancilliary buildings, gardens and moat. Construction began in 1601 and was completed in 1626. It was built as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa shoguns.
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