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Nijo Castle
元離宮二条城

4.5/5
1,306 Reviews
Ranked No. 5 in Kyoto Can't Miss Attractions
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Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: 541, Nishijo Castle, Kawasaki, Nakagawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
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Phone: +81-75-8410096

What travelers say:

One of my favorite places. I just loved it. You can walk around the castle for free. If you want to go inside, you need to purchase the ticket, but it's worth it.

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Introduction

Once the acting residence of the Tokugawa shoguns while in Kyoto, Nijo Castle is also serves as a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The castle is surrounded by high walls and a moat, with the inside rooms connected by a corridor installed with the famous "nightingale floors". These floors were designed to make a chirping sound when walked upon so as to prevent intruding assassins at night. The castle opens in the evening during cherry blossom season, attracting flocks of visitors to view the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
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Getting Around

By Subway: Take the Tozai Line and get off at Nijo Castle Square Station.
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