Nijo Castle is a castle located in Kyoto City, Japan. The castle was built in 1603 byTokugawa Ieyasu as his villa . Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, ordered all the feudal lords in Western Japan to construct this castle. It was completed during the reign of Tokugawa Iemitsu ,the third shogun,in 1626. Iemitsu used the structures,such as the main tower and the karamon, moved from Fushimi Castle.