Nijo-jo Catsle

Originally built in 1603 as the official Kyoto residence of the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu. The wide moat, massive stone walls and heavy yet elaborate gates are still impressive. Nijo-jo Castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

Opening Hours

8:45 am - 4:00 pm
(The castle closes at 5:00 pm.)
- Jul. and Aug. Opening hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
(The castle closes at 7:00 pm.)
- Sep. Opening hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(The castle closes at 5:00 pm.)

Ninomaru-goten Palace closed

Every Tuesday in January, July, August, and December every year
January 1 - 3
December 26 - 28
- When any of the above-mentioned days fall on a national holiday, Ninomaru Palace will be closed the following day instead.
* Honmaru-goten Palace is currently closed for restoration.