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Nijo Castle
元離宮二条城

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Kyoto Top 5 in Can't Miss Attractions
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
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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
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Phone: +81-75-8410096

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Nitjo Jo castle was a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a Shogun) built by Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1603.

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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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