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Nijo Castle

Address: 541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru, Kyoto 604-8301, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-841-0096
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Ranked #17 of 431 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most powerful men in Japan. The castle was built as a residence and not for defense purposes. However, to protect the shogun from enemies, special creaky floorboards were installed to warn of anyone approaching.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Maybe the garden is beautiful during spring/summer but they were renovating the inside so you didn't see anything and the castle isn't too spectacular..matter of fact it wasn't even appealing..sabe your 600yen and head somewhere else. Again I'm basing this on my recent January visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful garden, well maintained however the castle itself is average but it does give you great insight on the history and culture of the Japanese. Once you see one room in the castle, you have seen the whole castle cause they all looked the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was really good and well worth visiting, if you can get time, test out the floor which is squeeky and stopped killers from attacking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The shogun place in Kyoto, the historical castle where military and political decisions are made. The main palace can be visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went in unexpectedly and were pleasantly surprised at how well restored the castle was and how easy it was to walk around and learn about the life of the Shogun. The 'nightingale floor' was something we had never heard of before. The buildings themselves are beautifully restored and there is plenty of information to keep you informed about how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Nijo castle was incredible! So beautifully kept in its original condition, it's not hard to imagine what it would have been like back when it was built. The most interesting thing was the singing floorboards- designed to warn the shogun if there were assassins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Kyoto's filled with temples and shrines so it's nice to throw a good castle into the mix if that's the kind of trip you're going for. Admission price was about average with other attractions in the area, and it's a huge area so you will spend a lot of time exploring. Unfortunately there is an extra 100 yen fee to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to the Castle this afternoon and spent around two hours at the castle complex. We thought it was very good overall, and with a few minor improvements it would've been an excellent place to visit. We loved the highly manicured gardens and ponds with their rock formations and waterfalls. Some of the castle's architecture externally was simply breathtaking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Another landmark from Shogun era ... this place is pretty and will tell you part of Japan history ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This castle is so nice and has lots of things to explore, from historical item to the nice garden. Check the map before you wander around because you don't want to miss anything in there.

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