Moto-Rikyu Nijo Castle
The castle that oversaw the history of Japan.
Built as a villa in Kyoto by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603, Nijo Castle is guarded by a fort 600 meters long from east to west and 400 meters long from north to south, which is surrounded by a moat. The surfaces of the hallways are specially processed so that they make a squeaky sound when stepped on, as a means of protection from intruders. Nearby is Kyoto Gyoen, which was Japan's imperial palace for over 500 years until the capital was moved to Tokyo.
Photo provided by: Moto-Rikyu Nijo Castle Office
[Fee] Adults: 1,030 yen; Junior high school and high school students: 350 yen; Elementary school students: 200 yen; Preschool: free (Includes admission to the Ninomaru-goten Palace)
[Access] Short walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line
[Credit Card Payment] Accepted
[Foreign Language Support] Yes
- Postal Code
- 541, Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
- 8:45-16:00 (castle closes at 17:00)
Castle closed between December 29-31,
Ninomaru-goten Palace closed between December 26-28, January 1-3, and Tuesdays in January, July, August and December (or the following day if Tuesday is a public holiday)
- 1 Dec 2020