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Nijo Castle

4.5/5
1,263 Reviews
Historical ArchitectureUNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
8:45-16:00 (the castle is closed at 17:00); July and August opening hours 8:00-18:00 (the castle is closed at 19:00); September opening hours 8:00-16:00 ( The castle is closed at 17:00)
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 541, Nishijo Castle, Kawasaki, Nakagawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: +81-75-8410096

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Nijo Castle was an imperial palace during the Tokugawa shogunate period. Here you can admire the Japanese-style garden, which is very delicate and beautiful.

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Introduction

Once the acting residence of the Tokugawa shoguns while in Kyoto, Nijo Castle is also serves as a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The castle is surrounded by high walls and a moat, with the inside rooms connected by a corridor installed with the famous "nightingale floors". These floors were designed to make a chirping sound when walked upon so as to prevent intruding assassins at night. The castle opens in the evening during cherry blossom season, attracting flocks of visitors to view the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
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