Kyoto #17: 二条城【Nijo Castle】

Fantastic Kyoto Castle
Nijo Castle in Kyoto.

Did you know that Nijo Castle is a World Heritage Site? It is said that Kyoto is proud of Nijo Castle, and its fantastic buildings and dignified gates are such awesome buildings!! Nijo Castle is a popular tourist spot for foreigners, with more foreign tourists visiting than Japanese tourists.


Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle is one of the World Cultural Heritage in Japan. It was built in 1603 as his Kyoto residence by Tokugawa Ieyasu who became a first general. So everything looks really great and one of the highlights of Nijo Castle is its luxurious structure.

What a large ground…
Nijo Castle used to be about 500 meters east-west and 400 meters north-south. Now that it’s a bit smaller than the past but still laege, so please take a leisurely stroll with plenty of time, at least for an hour necessity. In addition, Many are designated as national treasures and important cultural properties, and there are many attractions.

Large ground in Nijo castle


Gorgeous gate and hall…
After people enter Nijo Castle gate, they see the Ninomaru Palace and its gate called “Kara-mon” gate. The entrance gate of the Palace, which has golden decorations in some places, is luxuriously made. Restoration work for such Karamon was completed in 2013. The original beautiful radiance has been restored by the full restoration of the sculptures, such as sculptures and gold metal fittings.

Karamon gate

Ninomaru Palace

Ninomaru Palace is famous for its floors that give a squeaky sound just like a nightingale’s song. So that’s why this floor was called Nightingale Floors, which are created when you walked on them. But we are not allowed to take pictures inside, so I want you to visit and see everything there!!! You’re gonna be impressed about everything you see!


Many Beautiful Gardens…
Inside Nijo castle, there are so many gardens that all of them look so great!! People can see those garden while walking in Nijo castle. The combination of castle and nature is so awesome that makes you feel excited and relax at the same time.



This time, we have introduced Nijo castle in Kyoto. When you come to Kyoto, you should visit there to see the goegeous appearance and historical things, beautiful nature gardens.


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・ Open: 8:45 ~ 16:00

・Admission Fee: 1,000 yen