The Car Lovers Guide to Japan! Part Two, Non Car Stuff to Do in Tokyo and The Nissan Crossing Part 2

This fitted rock wall surrounds the castle on the other side of the moat to keep Ninjas out of the buildings inside.

This is one of the entrances to the inner castle grounds.  It has double fortified doors so if you breach the first door, you could get a rain of arrow and boiling oil and stuff from holes in the doorway.

The inner castle grounds have beautiful traditional Japanese gardens.

The gardens have many koi fish. Unfortunately now days presumably due to terrorists, you cannot get to close to the actual palace anymore and much of the grounds are off-limits to the public.  Many years ago you could go right up to the palace buildings.  Still, the palace is a well worth it place to see.


  1. There was a Leaf Nismo RC back in 2011, Nissan built 11 of them and brought them to promo events.

    Not a fast car but at 940kg probably one of the lightest electrics outside formula E.

  2. Kabuki theatre was pretty cool. You can eat and drink in there and traditionally people heckle the actors. Nobody has the balls to nowadays though so they have speakers that they play heckling through.

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