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Nijo Castle

Many historical stages [Nijo Castle]

The castle was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Shogunate, and became the Nijo Rikyu, a villa of the Imperial Family in 1884. The following year, the castle was opened to the public as "Imperial Gift Nijo Castle. In 1867, the 15th Shogun, Yoshinobu Yoshinobu, announced his intention to return to the shogunate, and the castle became the scene of many historical events. In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Nijo Castle light up

Inside the castle, you can enjoy a wide variety of cherry blossoms, about 300 trees of 50 different varieties, including wild cherry blossoms, satozakura, and double red weeping cherry blossoms. It is also known as a famous place for autumn leaves, and various trees such as ginkgo and maple are beautifully colored.

Nijo Castle

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually mid-November to early December
    The Nijo Castle Paintings on Display and Collections Autumn exhibition of original paintings "Chrysanthemum and Fan - 4-no-Ma"".
    Period of visitation: October 5, 2023 (Sat) - December 3, 2023 (Sun)
    Hours: 9:00-16:45 (last admission at 16:30)
    Admission/100 yen *Additional admission fee is required.
    NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn
    Period of visitation: October 27 (Fri.) - December 3 (Sun.), 2023
    Hours: 18:00-22:00 (last admission at 21:00)
    Admission/Mon-Thurs. 2000 yen for junior high school students and older, 1200 yen for elementary school students
        Friday-Sunday, national holidays: Junior high school students and older: 2,400 yen, Elementary school students: 1,600 yen

Former Imperial Villa Nijo Castle

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  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Nijo-dori, Horikawa Nishiiri, Nijo Castle Town 541
  • A short walk from Nijojo-mae Subway Station
  • Tel.075-841-0096
  • The castle is closed/December 29-31
    Closed days for Ninomaru Palace viewing: December 26th to 28th, January 1st to 3rd, and every Tuesday in January, July, August, and December (If the day is a holiday, Ninomaru Palace can be viewed. However, the next day will be the viewing day.) pause)
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  • https://nijo-jocastle.city.kyoto.lg.jp/

  • [Normal entry]
    Opening hours: 8:45-16:00 (closed at 17:00)
    *The Honmaru Palace is currently closed for conservation and repair work.
    Ninomaru Palace viewing reception hours/8:45-16:10
    Castle entrance fee (includes Ninomaru Palace viewing fee): Adults ¥1,300, junior and senior high school students ¥400, elementary school students ¥300
    Admission fee for the exhibition collection hall/100 yen *Free for children under elementary school age (4 times a year, 240 days in total)
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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