Nijo-jo (Nijo Castle) is a castle located in the central Kyoto and it is one of the most important castles in Japan. It was constructed in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu when he was in Kyoto. The castle consists of two rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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Nijo-jo castle （にじょうじょう） DATA
- Address： 541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru, Nijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
- Transport： 15-20 min from Kyoto Station by Underground/Subway or Bus. By bus 9･50･101 line. Get of at「Nijo-jo castle mae」/ From Hankyu Karasuma st. take bus 12･101 line and get of at「Nijo-jo castle mae」. By Underground/Subway take the Karasuma Subway Line to Karasuma Oike Station and transfer to the Tozai Line.
- Closed: Tuesdays (Wednesday if Tuesday falls on a national holiday) during January, July, August and December
December 26 to January 4
- Hours: 8:45 to 17:00 (admission until 16:00)
- Admission: General: 600 yen Junior and Senior High School Students: 350 yen Elementary School Students: 200 yen
- Phone： 075-841-0096