Nijojo Castle

Art & Architecture Unesco World Heritage History Beautiful Scenery

Nijojo Castle (or the Nijo Castle) was the residence of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in Kyoto during the Tokugawa period (1600-1867) and remains as an impressive historical complex, most of which is open to visitors today. It has also been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An especially interesting feature of the palace is its nightingale floor which produces sounds when someone steps on it. Historically, it functioned as an alarm system. In addition to its historical interest, Nijojo Castle is also a great spot for viewing plum blossoms (early spring) and cherry blossoms (mid spring). You can also enjoy Japanese green tea on the premises.

Photograph provided by Imperial Villa Nijo-jo Castle Office, Kyoto City

1.5 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
541 Nijo-jo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-jo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Method of payment
Cash, Credit Card, IC Cards, Mobile Payment Apps
Recommended season
March, April, August, October, November
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:00~16:00

Admisson Fee
JPY600 / Adult

Age 13-18: JPY 350
Age 7-12: JPY 200

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