Nijo Catsle


About Nijo Catsle

Nijo Catsle

Nijo Castle is a castle that was built in the Edo period, and the one that remains now is the one erected by Mr. Tokugawa. It is the beginning and end of the Edo period, with the celebratory ceremony of Ieyasu Tokugawa’s Shogun Senge, and the Yoshinobu Tokugawa of restoration rule of the Tokugawa Imperial.

Today, Nijo Castle does not have a castle tower that can be seen in a common Japan castles, but in the Edo period, there was a five-storey castle tower. The castle tower has not been rebuilt since it was destroyed by lightning in 1750, and now only the foundation of catsle is left.

As a tourist destination, Nijo Castle is worth seeing, including the Ninomaru Palace, the Castle Palace, and the splendid Japan garden. In addition, approximately 380 cherry blossoms are planted, and it is attention because the light up at nighttime is done in the season of the best time of the cherry blossoms.

The Nijo castle has regular holiday. Please note that every Tuesday in January, July, August, and December (If the day is a public holiday, the next day.), December 26-January 4 is a day off, so be careful when you come.


Nijo Catsle photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒604-8301
541 Nijojo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-841-0096
FAX 075-802-6181
Entrance fee Adults 600 yen, junior high and high school students 350 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
※Various reductions and exemptions are available. Please refer to the following URL
Usual viewing season

Cherry(400 trees)
Late March – Mid April
※illuminated (with lights)

Red leaves
Mid November – Early December


From JR Kyoto Station
・Take Subway Karasuma Line to Karasuma-Oike Station, transfer to Subway Tozai Line and get off at Nijojo-mae Station.
・Take city bus No. 9, 50 or 101 and get off at Nijojo-mae bus stop.

From Hankyu Karasuma Station
Take city bus No. 12 or 101 and get off at Nijojo-mae bus stop.

From Hankyu Omiya Station
Approx. 5 minutes by cab

From Keihan Sanjo Station
Transfer to Sanjo Keihan Station on the Subway Tozai Line and get off at Nijojo-mae Station.

Parking lot Yes(Fee)
Parking area for bicycles Yes(Fee)
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