Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
Nijo Castle Tickets
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Nijo Castle Tickets

Former Imperial Villa Nijo-jo Castle has witnessed the changes of Japan, including the prosperity and decline of the Tokugawa Family. Children aged 0-5 can enter for free.

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Last Updated: 27th Jun 2024
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Opening Hours:

Monday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Ninomaru Palace: This wooden structure is renowned for its 'nightingale floors' that chirp like birds when walked upon, serving as an ancient security feature.

  • Honmaru Palace: Although smaller than the Ninomaru Palace, it's still an architectural gem, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyles of the shoguns.

  • Defensive Walls and Moats: The castle is encircled by stone walls and moats, showcasing the defensive architecture of feudal Japan.

  • Seiryu-en Garden: A more recent addition, Seiryu-en was constructed in the 1960s and consists of two tea houses and a spacious garden.

  • Castle Towers: While many of the original towers were destroyed, the two main towers still stand and provide insight into the castle's defensive strategies.

What To Expect

Let's travel back 400 years, enter some of the closed off areas of the castle, and find out about the “Hidden Messages” left by the Shogun. With hundreds of varieties of flora as well, Nij?-j? is also a great place to view some of Japan’s treasured seasonal beauty. The cherry blossoms, plum blossoms and snow scenes in the Nijo Castle looks romantic in this majestic city. Come enjoy the tour, the best way to explore Nijo-jo Castle!Learn more about this 400-year old feudal era castle and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its significance on Japanese history, culture, and art.

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Know Before You Go

Operating Hours:

  • Monday - Sunday: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm. Last Entry: 5 pm.
  • Check-in at the meeting point (08:20 AM).
  • Nijo Castle (50 minutes) Closed on all Tuesdays of January, July, August, and December, and New Year's holidays. If closed, the Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 minutes).
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 minutes) Closed on Mondays, and Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday and Imperial Household event. The Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead.
  • End of tour in Kyoto Station (01:00 PM).


541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8301, Japan
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