- ★★ ミシュラングリーンガイド 二ツ星
Nijyo castle was designated as world heritage in 1994.
Nijyo castle was built as an inn by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 and became base of Tokugawa shogunate. The castle was used not only as meeting venue of Ieyasu and ToyotomiHideyori but also as a place where 15thshogun Yoshinobu’s Taisei hokan (formal restoration of political authority to the emperor) was carried out in 1867.
Structure of Honmaru(important cultural properties) which is existing old Katsuranomiya’s mansion that moved and Ninomaru(national treasure) is warrior family’s auditorium style that six of them are connected each other and murals in the rooms are master pieces of Kano school.
Also, inside of the castle is designated as national historical landmark and Ninomaru garden is designated as special tourism spot.
The garden and over 200 cherry blossom trees harmonize well.
- 541, Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8301
- Date Founded
General admission - 600 yen
Junior highschool, highschool - 350 yen
Primary school 200 yen
* Group admissions are available to general admissions only and will incur a fee of 500 yen per person
* Group admissions apply to groups over 30 people
* Children younger than elementary school age are free of charge.
Opening hours 8:45am - 4pm (the castle closes at 6pm)
*Ninomaru Palace viewing hours 9am - 4pm
Bus Parking 2,500 yen. 30 spaces
Car Parking 600 yen for the first 2 hours and an extra 200 yen for every hour thereafter. 216 spaces
One day ticket (24 hours) = 1,800 yen
Motorbike 300 yen
Bicycle 200 yen
- Nearest station
- Nijojo-mae station
- Access Guide
JR Kyoto station → City Bus Routes 9, 50 and 101 → Get off at Nijojo-mae station
Hankyu Karasuma station → City Bus Routes → Get off at Nijojo-mae station
Hankyu Omiya station → Taxi(5minutes)
At Keihan Sanjo Station transfer to Sanjo Keihan Station on the Tozai Line → Get off at Nijojo-mae station
It is about 30 minutes from both the Kyoto-Higashi Interchange and the Kyoto-Minami Interchange on the Meishin Highway
- Official Website