Nijojo Castle

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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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Update date:2024.06.18

Kyoto City Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nijyotoru Horikawa Western Nishi Nijo Castle Town 541 map map Map
[Open Castle Hours] 8:45-16:00 (Closed at 17:00)
[Sleeping Sunday] 12/29-31
[Entrance fee (including Ninomaru Palace Admission fee)]
[Junior high and high school students]400yen
[Elementary school students]300yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Available (smoking area only)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Lovely
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.21
    Located a short walk away from the JR Nijo station, Nijo Castle is one of the landmarks in Kyoto. A nicely maintained castle, surrounded by impressive gardens.
  • Our #2 site in Kyoto
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.21
    Our #2 site in Kyoto!Nijo-jo was one of the important stages for important announcements. Built in 1603 by the first Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1867). Tokugawa Ieyasu was instrumental...
  • A fascinating lens into the Tokugawa Era
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.18
    We spent hours here. Both the castle and the gardens are gorgeous and a must-see in Kyoto. Beyond that, you learn so much about Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Tokugawa period in general, and how shoguns lived...

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