Nijo Castle

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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.


Structural reinforcement and restoration will be carried out on all historic structures within Nijo-jo Castle. The various renovations are planned as follows: Honmaru-goten Palace (2017-2023), Tamarigura (2024-2027), Ninomaru-goten Palace (2024-2036), and Tonan Sumi-yagura (2028-2036). Read more



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


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

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General Amenities

  • Coin lockers


  • Wheelchair rental

Payment Method

  • Credit cards accepted


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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