Nijo Castle Travel information

Nijo Castle



Nijo Castle (:Nijo-jo) is Hira-jiro (a castle built on a flatland) in Kyoto city registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Tokugawa Ieyasu was built as an accommodation in Kyoto.


Tokugawa Ieyasu invited important vassals and kuge (aristocrat) to Nijo Castle, and held a "ceremonial celebration rite" for the general.


At the time of Osaka no eki (the last battle between Tokugawa and Toyotomi), Nijo Castle became the home of Ieyasu.


At the end of the Tokugawa period, a taisei houkan (Tokugawa returned the administration to the Emperor) was held in the hall.


yRecommended timez Plum (mid February) Cherry Blossoms (early April)


by CityOfKyoto



- From JR Kyoto Station, change subway Karasuma Line "Karasuma Oike Station" to subway Tozai Line and get off at "Nijo Jo mae Station"


- From JR Kyoto Station, take the city bus No.9/50/101 and get off at "Nijo Jo mae"


- From Hankyu Karasuma station take the city bus No.12 and No.101 and get off at "Nijo Jo mae"


- About 5 minutes by taxi from Hankyu Omiya station


- Change from Keihan Sanjo Station to the subway Tozai line "Sanjyo Keihan Station" and get off at "Nijo Jo mae Station"



Related Web site [Japanese]
by Kyoto City Office



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