Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle
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Apr. Night

©AFLO, Hideaki Tanaka

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”.

  • Address

    541 Nijojo-cho, Nijodori Horikawa Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto


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  • Entry fee

    Adults ¥600
    Junior high and high school students ¥350
    Elementary school students ¥200

  • Opening Hours

    8:45 - 16:00 (The castle closes at 17:00)
    *Theh Ninomaru Palace can be viewed between 9:00 and 16:00

  • Closed

    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.

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  • Best Season

    Mar., Apr.

  • Point

    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.

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