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Address: 541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru, Kyoto 604-8301, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-841-0096
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Description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most...
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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This is a beauty!

What a sight! I truly enjoyed seeing the Architecture of old. I appreciate its historical significance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What a sight! I truly enjoyed seeing the Architecture of old. I appreciate its historical significance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The castle was the residence of the Shogun and has impressive paintings on the walls, although they are not the original ones. As you walk the tour inside you can look into the diffrerent rooms and use the audioguide that tells you more about each room. Absolutely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Easy to reach with JR train and underground. Not far from city center. The castle is a big compound with several buildings water and parks. Worth to visit, Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you've read Shogun, you'll love it. Very traditional buildings, love the floors in the outer halls that sound like nightingales to warn of people coming! Nice grounds and climbing onto the walls about moat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nijo Castle is a wonderful example of historical structures in Japan. It has so much history and has so many fascinating facts. The garden is lovely and walking around there is so peaceful, even though there is no shortage of tourists. The most interesting thing must be the nightingale floor, it works so well even after hundreds of years. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ornate entrance to a large single story building, that leads onto many more. Dark wood, but ornate and quiet striking, well kept and maintained structures. Shoe's off at the entrance, no photography allowed in the castle. Replica paintings adorn the walls made in paints reconstructed from original colours. Depicting Shogun, his maids etc. the ceremonial room to communal rooms. Fabulous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Used Bus 101 of the Kyoto City Buses to get to this place from Kyoto Station. Entrance fee for an adult is 600 yen, Students are 350 yen and Children 200 yen. Glad we took previous Trip Advisor users' tip, and got the audio guides for 500 yen each, otherwise most of the visit would have had little meaning. Shoe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A lovely castle with great gardens, but the most fascinating fact about this castle has to bee the floors on the inside. The floor are made in a way the every step you take will make it squeak and kind of sound like birds chirping. This was a for of alarm system because you can't take a step without setting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nijo Castle should definitely be higher on the list of things to do in Kyoto. Full of history and beauty, and light on tourists, the former home of the Shogun was great for a few hours out of the afternoon heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nijo Castle is one of those classical Japanese sites you thought was only possible to exist in film or your imagination. The castle and its grounds are stunning and filled with places to go "ahhhh" and "Wow!" Taking a walk through the cherry blossom filled garden or walking up to the garret to take in views of Kyoto are a... More 

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Address: Address: 541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru, Kyoto 604-8301, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-841-0096
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

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