Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Nijo-jo Castle

- 二条城 -
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There are brochures in English, Chinese and Korean at the entrance and also audio guides in 6 different languages.
Information
Audio guides are available in 6 languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French and Japanese) Brochures are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese, English
4607 129 8.3 1 reviews
Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Nijo-jo Castle

- 二条城 -
Traveler Friendly
There are brochures in English, Chinese and Korean at the entrance and also audio guides in 6 different languages.
Information
Audio guides are available in 6 languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French and Japanese) Brochures are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese, English
4607 129 8.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
World heritage site of important historical events in the center of Kyoto
Built in 1603, Nijo-jo Castle is fortified to fight off enemy attacks. This castle was made as the official residence of the first Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu, when he stayed in Kyoto. One of the most important historical events in Japanese history called "Taisei Hokan" (the restoration of governmental powers to the crown) took place in this castle. The lavishly decorated Nijo-jo Castle is representative of the highest level of Momoyama architecture which shows the power and authority of the Tokugawa shogunate. Please check out the beautiful gardens in Nijo-jo Castle too. In Ninomaru Palace, there are dolls to show how ti looked at the time of the Tokugawa shogunate (please note that photography is strictly forbidden). The entrance is under construction, but you can still enjoy the solemnity of this majestic castle.
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User Reviews
8.3 Excellent
experience10.0 access7.0 photogenic8.0
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Nov. 06, 2018
Details
Open Hours
8:45am - 4pm (the castle closes at 5pm) *Ninomaru Palace viewing hours: 9am - 4pm
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
New year period (26 December - 4 January) Each Tuesday of January, July, August and December *When Tuesday falls on a public holiday, the castle will be closed the following day instead
Price range
General admission ¥600 Junior and high school students ¥350 Primary school students ¥200 * Group admission is available (over 30 people) * Children younger than elementary school age are free of charge.
Credit cards
Not accepted
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