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Nijo Jinya

137, Omiyacho-Sanbo | (Under reconstruction until 2013), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8316, Japan
+81 75-841-0972
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Ranked #341 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
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- Sep 12, 2014
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Kyoto, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I visited Nijo-Jinya 4 or 5 years ago. Just as 在日宇宙人 wrote, the owner and guide here were intolerable xenophobia. I visited here with my Italian girlfriend. While that old guide was showing around the house, he kept cursing about foreigners, like : "Samurai once tested the sharpness of his new Katana on Keto(毛唐:discriminatory term against Gaijin)", "Keto messes around... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nijo Jinya it is not the ninja hideout guidebooks describe... to describe it with a few words, it is a 17th to 18th century inn that hosted important persons travelling to Kyoto... yes, it has a few interesting things to see (basically how the inn keeper designed the house in order to protect his customers from attacks and provide them... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I visited this house on the recommendation that it's quite unique and a great way to see a traditional Japanese home. It was really interesting to hear the stories and see the security / defensive measures. But don't be fooled, this isn't a 'ninja home', laced with booby traps and the like. It was an inn, that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you get temple fatigue in Kyoto, then Nijo Jinya is a good break! The grounds are beautiful, and the site has interesting history, including some cool ninja-related details. We spent about an hour and a half here. The visitor path is well-planned to the point of being a bit too fixed, there's little room to deviate but it does... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

We only stayed in Kyoto one night during cherry blossom season 2008. Found it difficult to really enjoy the places we visited due to the impossible crowds and congested public transport system. Though the exception would be Nijo Jinya, which was the highlight of our short stay. So many things to enjoy especially the small group of 20 people and... More

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