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.



541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8301 (Mapa) (Direções)

Horário de funcionamento

8:45 - 16:00 Closed

Opening Hours

Segunda-feira 8:45 - 16:00
Terça-feira 8:45 - 16:00
Quarta-feira 8:45 - 16:00
Quinta-feira 8:45 - 16:00
Sexta-feira 8:45 - 16:00
Sábado 8:45 - 16:00
Domingo 8:45 - 16:00
Holidays 8:45 - 16:00



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Ninomaru Palace

The 3,300-square-meter palace grounds are a must-see when at Nijo Castle. The palace buildings are made entirely out of Japanese Hinoki cypress wood and contain a wealth of original historical artefacts within the building. Elaborate paintings adorned with gold leaf decorate the sliding doors of the palace rooms, intentionally done to impress important visitors.

General Amenities

  • Coin lockers
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


  • Wheelchair rental

Payment Method

  • Credit cards Accepted

Como chegar

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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