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Nijo-jo Castle

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A castle protecting Japanese history till now

Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first general of Tokugawa, built Nijo castle in 1603 for protecting Kyoto Imperial Palace and as the accommodation while proceeding to the capital. Stone walls were built with about 500 meters from east to west, 400 meters from north to south, and moats were dug around. As a Japanese National Treasure, the corridor of Ninomaru Goten was designed to make sounds while walking on it. Nearby, there is the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was the Imperial Palace for 500 years before the capital was moved to Tokyo.


Nijo-jo Castle

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

Admission Fee, General admission 100yen discount

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2024


Address541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo ward, Kyoto city, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8301
AccessSubway: getting off at Nijojo-mae station
Hours8:45〜16:00 (Closes at 17:00)
Regular holiday・Ninomaru-goten Palace closed
New year period (December 26- January 3)
Each Tuesday of January, July, August and December (When Tuesday falls on a public holiday, the castle will be closed the following day instead)

・Palace closed days  December 29 – 31
Fee1300yen for adults,400yen for junior high and high school students, 300 yen for elementary high school students