Views from the window of a bullet train and the landscape passing before us with great speed. The destination is the Nijo Castle in Tokyo.
The Nijo castle was built in 1603 and was completed by shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1627. It was destined for the Tokugawa Shogunate residence while they were staying in Kyoto during the Edo period. The castle is surrounded by a double moat and is composed of three separate areas. The Ninomaru Palace, the Honmaru Union and the two castle gardens.
We watch views of the castle’s moat, its elaborate gate (Keramon gate) and the Ninomaru Palace, as we hear the narrator describing us the famous wooden floors, deliberately made in a way so as to alert if someone walks on them.