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Look for the intricate carvings

To get to the Ninomaru-goten palace you have to cross this beautiful gate with exquisite carvings... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dhiraj H
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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What a surprise

The gate is stunning, an unexpected surprise. The elaborate carvings and the wonderful colors make... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Monica B
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5 days ago
“Look for the intricate carvings”
6 Apr 2018
“What a surprise”
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To get to the Ninomaru-goten palace you have to cross this beautiful gate with exquisite carvings of cranes.It is a Chinese style gate is the first of the many but the most impressive one in the Nijo Castle.

Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Love this beautifully built and decorated gate at Nijo castle. Exquisite. A definite must see and photo stop when visiting the castle.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The gate is stunning, an unexpected surprise. The elaborate carvings and the wonderful colors make it magical. The only other place that we visited that had similar carvings is at the Nijo-jo Castle.

Thank Monica B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

One of the most impressive gates I have seen - balanced structure of black and gold - real gold great detail

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a lovely and ornate gate, located within the park surrounding Nijo castle. It provides some lovely photo-ops.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful entry we have seen ice China or Japan. Brightly colored elaborate carvings that are fit for a Shogun.

Thank Rodney H
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We say this as part of our tour of Kyoto. The gate was well maintained and rather imposing. I recommend coming here

Thank The_Traveling_Ben
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Tucked down a side street on the south side of Nishi Hongwanji is the Karamon gate, ranked as a national treasure by the Japanese government it is of the style and magnifigance of the great shrine at Nikko. Very elaborate carvings, bright colors, lavish use...More

Thank Ted C
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