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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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[Open Castle Hours] 8:45-16:00 (Closed Castle 17:00)

Review of Nijo Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2021/01/03 Serene
The palace was not open due to the New Year holidays but the garden was open. Most of the buildings were being renovated anyways so we wouldn’t have been able to go inside. It would be worth visiting...
Reviewed:2020/11/27 Great castle
Beautiful castle interiors. If only they allowed pictures inside!! There’s a bit of construction / restoration in some areas but the main halls are accessible.
Reviewed:2020/10/08 Beautiful surroundings
Nijo Castle (Nijōjō) and Ninomaru Palace is definitely worth a visit while staying in Kyoto. The garden is simply stunning! Nijōjō was built in 1603 for the first Shogun during the Edo period...

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Address
Kyoto City Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nijyotoru Horikawa Western Nishi Nijo Castle Town 541 [map]
Area
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
Phone
0758410096
Hours
[Open Castle Hours] 8:45-16:00 (Closed Castle 17:00)
Closed
[Castle Sunday] 12/29-31
Fees
[Admission fee (including Ninomaru Palace Admission fee to view)]
[General] 1,030yen
[Junior and senior high school students] 350yen
[Elementary School Students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(120spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available(KYOTO Wi-Fi)
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.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.