Nijo Castle "Nijo-Jo"
In the middle of the city, surrounded by deep moats and enclosed by stone walls you will find "Nijo Castle" which is a flatland castle, and strongly demonstrates the power that the Shoguns wielded over Japan for much of its history.
The construction of the castle was completed to the present day scale during the reign of "Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu" in 1626.
The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the "Ninomaru Palace", the "Honmaru Palace"; various support buildings and several gardens.
Primary attractions of Nijo castle would be Ninomaru Palace and the gorgeous gardens.
The surface area of the castle is 275,000 square meters, of which 8000 square meters is occupied by buildings.
The castle is one of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by "UNESCO" as a World Heritage Site.
Hours & Admission Fee
8:45 to 17:00 “reception will be closed at 16:00”
Closed on Every Tuesday in January, July, August and December “if Tuesday is national holiday, next day will close”
Adults: 600 yen
High & Junior High School Students: 350 yen
Elementary School Students: 200 yen
Bus: From Kyoto Station to Nijo-jo-mae Station - 15 minutes by Kyoto City Bus No. 9 or 50.
Train: Kyoto Station to Karasuma-Oike Station by Subway Karasuma Line - Then to Nijo-jo-mae Station by Subway Tozai Line – And then one minute on foot.
Nijo Castle "Nijo-Jo" - Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture