||Ieyasu Tokugawa assigns the daimyos (Japanese feudal lords) of Western Japan to construction on Nijo-jo Castle.
||Nijo-jo Castle is completed (present Ninomaru area) and Ieyasu enters for the first time.
||In August, the keep tower is lost to fire by a lightning strike.
||In October, the senior retainers of various clans gather in Ohiroma of Ninomaru-goten Palace. Yoshinobu announces his intention to restore imperial rule.
||The castle becomes Nijo Rikyu (Nijo Imperial Villa).
||The state ceremony for the coronation of the Taisho Emperor is held. The main banquet hall was constructed in preparation for the great feast (location of the present Seiryu-en) and the Minami-mon (South Gate) was added.
||The Imperial Household Ministry grants Nijo-jo Castle to the City of Kyoto.
||Nijo-jo Castle is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
||Nijo-jo Castle undergoes full-scale restorations.