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Designated a national historic site, the castle served as the Tokugawa Shogunate’s Kyoto base during the Edo Period. The architecture and painted inner-doors of the Ninomaru Palace (a national treasure) are very beautiful. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, when it was designated a “Cultural Treasure of the Ancient Capital of Kyoto”.
541 Nijojo-cho, Nijodori Horikawa Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Adults ¥600Junior high and high school students ¥350Elementary school students ¥200
8:45 - 16:00 (The castle closes at 17:00)*Theh Ninomaru Palace can be viewed between 9:00 and 16:00
Every Tuesday of December, January, July, and August, December 26th - January 4th*Note that if the day is a holiday, the castle will be closed the next day.
The cherry blossoms are lit up by night every year between the end of March and the beginning of April, offering a beautiful view of over 200 cherry trees in full blossom that include wild cherry trees, Japanese cherry trees, and weeping cherry trees.
Get on the city bus number 9, 50, or 101 at JR Kyoto Station and get off at the Nijojo-mae bus stop right next to Nijo Castle.
Right next to Nijojo-mae Station via the Municipal Subway Tozai Line
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