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Nijo Jinya was a traditional house during samurai period and had been converted into an inn for residing and viewing by visitors. Nonetheless during our visit there by early April, we were a bit late on that day and the house was closed for viewing.
I have been visiting Kyoto for 30 years and oddly enough this place has been closed whenever I've been visiting until this time. We hired a guide for the day as we were also visiting the Sumiya in Shimabara and Yagitei (Yagi Gennojo's house) in...More
This is a remarkable building and worth combining into a visit of Nijo Castle if you are interested in the history of the samurai and the remarkable history around the end of the samurai rule. The house, which is lived in by the Ogawa family...More
This was fascinating. I went about ten years ago and is still a favourite memory. This is not a commercial operation. The tour was not expensive and was conducted in Japanese by one of the family who still live in this house. This is an...More
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 :
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.