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Nijo Castle

4.5/51,204 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural SiteHistorical Architecture
Suspend Business 8:45-16:00 (the castle is closed at 17:00); July and August opening hours 8:00-18:00 (the castle is closed at 19:00); September opening hours 8:00-16:00 ( The castle is closed at 17:00)
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 541, Nishijo Castle, Kawasaki, Nakagawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: +81-75-8410096

About Nijo Castle

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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Special Events

Nijo Castle was the residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Kyoto. The architecture and decoration in and around the castle reflect the artistic characteristics of the Momoyama Shogun period. The main buildings include Honmaru Goten, Ninomuma Goten, and a garden that surrounds the two circular halls. The courtyard has ponds, ornamental stone placements, pine trees and other landscaping that give a sense of Japanese elegance of that time period. Many cherry trees are planted beside the green shade road in the castle walls. Every spring day, the cherry blossoms on this property are in bloom, which is extremely beautiful and serene.
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Frequently Asked Questions

541, Nishijo Castle, Kawasaki, Nakagawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Top recommendations for the best restaurants near Nijo Castle are: Kitosu, Il pozzo, Sarasasan, Zenkashouin, Ushinosuke
These are the places that you must visit near Nijo Castle: Takenomu Inari Shrine, Kyoto Shibori Museum, Kyoto Chirin Chirin, Nijojo Delivery Center, Shoshun-ji Temple, Soushunan


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