Nijo Castle

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Nijo Castle is one of the most accessible UNESCO spots in Kyoto, being just a short walk from Nijojo-mae Station. The former residence of the Tokugawa shoguns, the sprawling castle grounds are surrounded by a wide moat and massive stone walls. Spanning over 275,000 square metres, Nijo Castle is one of the biggest historic sites in all of Kyoto.

Overview

Address

541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8301 (Directions)

Hours

8:45 - 16:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45 - 16:00
Tuesday 8:45 - 16:00
Wednesday 8:45 - 16:00
Thursday 8:45 - 16:00
Friday 8:45 - 16:00
Saturday 8:45 - 16:00
Sunday 8:45 - 16:00
Holidays 8:45 - 16:00

Price

¥620

Phone Number

075-841-0096

Website

https://nijo-jocastle.city.kyoto.lg.jp/?lang=en

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair rental

Payment Method

  • Credit cards accepted

General Amenities

  • Coin lockers

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Access

A short walk from City Bus Stop Nijo-jo-mae (from JR Kyoto Station/Hankyu Railway Karasuma Station), or Nijo-jo-mae Station on the Tozai Subway Line

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