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 (Directions)


8:45 - 16:00 Open 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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Payment Method

  • Credit cards accepted

General Amenities

  • Coin lockers


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


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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