Nijo-jo Castle

A castle protecting Japanese history till now

A castle protecting Japanese history till now

Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first general of Tokugawa, built Nijo castle in 1603 for protecting Kyoto Imperial Palace and as the accommodation while proceeding to the capital. Stone walls were built with about 500 meters from east to west, 400 meters from north to south, and moats were dug around. As a Japanese National Treasure, the corridor of Ninomaru Goten was designed to make sounds while walking on it. Nearby, there is the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was the Imperial Palace for 500 years before the capital was moved to Tokyo.

Information

Address
541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 604-8301
Access
5-minute walk from Nijojo-mae station
Phone
075-841-0096
Hours
8:45-16:00 (Closes at 17:00)

Ninomaru Palace
9:00-16:10
Holidays
New Year holidays (December 26- January 4)
Admission
Child (Younger than elementary school age) free

Nijo-jo Castle only
620 yen

Nijo-jo Castle + Ninomaru-goten Palace
1,030 yen
Junior high and high school students 350 yen
Elementary school students 200 yen

Painting Gallery
100 yen
Website
http://nijo-jocastle.city.kyoto.lg.jp/?lang=en