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Nijo - jo Castle

Nijo - jo CastleNijo - jo Castle

Nijo - jo Castle was constructed in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ninomaru Palace (a National Treasure), built in the shoin-zukuri (library-style) of samurai of the Momoyama Period, contains gorgeous paintings on the walls and sliding doors. It was here that the last shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, restored the emperor to his ancient seat of power in 1867. Located at the site of the former Honmaru Palace, destroyed by fire in the 18th century, is the actual Honmaru Palace (an Important Cultural Property), which was moved from the former Katsura-no-Miya Palace of the Imperial Palace, preserving the dignity of the original detached palace.

Address :
541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru, Nijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
Access :
Take Tozai Subway Line to Nijojo Mae
Open :
8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.(Gate is closed at 5:00 p.m.)
Closed :
Year End/New Year, Tuesday of January, July, August and December
Fee :
General: 600 yen
Junior and Senior High School Students: 350 yen
Elementary School Students: 200 yen

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