Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Nijo Castle - A Quick Overview

Address: 541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8301, Japan

Phone: +81-758410096

Ticket Price: 600 JPY

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:45 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Nijo Castle, Kyoto

The Nijo Castle was constructed in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu (the first shogun of the Edo Period). The Castle is divided into three areas- the Honmaru (main circle of defence), the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defence) and the gardens that surround the Honmaru and Ninomaru. The architecturally gorgeous Ninomaru Palace has beautiful paintings on its walls and sliding doors. Located at the site of the former Honmaru Palace, destroyed by fire in the 18th century, is the current Honmaru Palace. It is an important Cultural Property of Japan. In the gardens, you will find Cherry trees, around 400 of them! During the Cherry blossom season, the Castle is a must visit. The Nijo Castle was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1994. 

Nijo Castle defines the historical grandeur of Kyoto, a city known for is royal history. The castle looks resplendent when enveloped by cherry trees and offers you the most exquisite view ever. Being one of the most historical structures of the city, Nijo CastleTickets are always in demand by tourists who visit Kyoto. Tickets for Nijo Castlecan easily be obtained from the counter, however, if you wish to take up history from a close, you can buy tickets for Nijo Castletours to have an insightful session. Along with offering you an easy access and guided session, the tour also offers you Nijo Castle ticket prices at slashed prices.

Nijo Castle Ticket Prices

  • General- ¥600.
  • Junior and Senior High School Students- ¥350.
  • Elementary School Students- ¥200.

Nijo Castle Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last entry at 4 pm.
  • Entry to Ninomaru is from 9 am to 4 pm.

How To reach Nijo Castle by Public Transport

  • Nijo Train station
  • Nijo Subway stop
  • Horikawa Dori bus stop

Restaurants Near Nijo Castle

  • Kyassuru geto
  • Kafe resutoran koji
  • Kyo ryori sushi jomon

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