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Nijojo Castle (元離宮二条城)

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This fortification was built in 1603 to lodge Tokugawa Ieyasu when he travelled to the capital after his victory at the Battle of Sekigahara. Later, the site was significantly renovated by the third shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, resulting in its present form. In addition to the entire grounds being a nationally designated Historic Site, the site is dotted with numerous historically valuable structures and beautiful sights, including the Ninomaru Palace, the outer citadel palace (a National Treasure), Honmaru Palace, the inner citadel palace (an Important Cultural Property), and Ninomaru Garden, the outer citadel palace garden (a Special Place of Scenic Beauty).

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Kyoto City Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nijyotoru Horikawa Western Nishi Nijo Castle Town 541 (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0758410096
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[Kaeshiro Hours] 8:45-16:00 (closed castle 17:00)

Review of Nijo Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/05/01 Our first contact with Japanese culture
After landing in Osaka and transfer to Kyoto we went to see this castle because we were accommodated only 10 min. from here. It was our first contact with Japanese culture. Impessive walls from a...
Reviewed:2020/04/07 So beautiful
We only were allowed to walk through the gardens as the castles were closed due to COVID19. However the gardens are absolutely beautiful and it was so worth to even just see these and not inside the...
Reviewed:2020/03/29 Lovely grounds, castle itself closed:(
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the castle itself was closed and the adjoining building was under scafolding and shrouding - clearly closed! So much for going in and walking across the inner...

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Details

Address
Kyoto City Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nijyotoru Horikawa Western Nishi Nijo Castle Town 541 [map]
Area
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
Phone
0758410096
Hours
[Kaeshiro Hours] 8:45-16:00 (closed castle 17:00)
Closed
[Closed Sunday] 12/29-31
Fees
[Entrance fee (including Ninomaru Goten Admission fee to view)]
[General] 1,030yen
[Middle and high school students] 350yen
[Elementary School Students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of April 30, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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