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Castle

Nijojo

Area

West




Highlight
Nijo - jo Castle、the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was constructed in 1603. The palace is famous for its "Momoyama" architecture which consist of beautifully decorated sliding doors and floors that squeak when someone walks on them (a security defense measure against intruders)


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Nijo - jo Castle、the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was constructed in 1603. This castle accommodated the last Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu who restored the emperor to his ancient seat of power in 1867. The palace building survives in its original form and is famous for its "Momoyama" architecture which consist of beautifully decorated sliding doors and floors that squeak when someone walks on them (a security defense measure against intruders)


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Castle

Nijojo

Area

West

Open

8:45am to
4:00pm

Admission

600 Yen
Highschool & Jr.HS: 350 Yen / Elementary: 200 Yen ; Special Interior viewing (Sept. 29th - Nov. 25th) : 100 Yen

Address

541 Nijojo-cho Horikawa-nishiiru Nijo-dori Nakagyo-ku

Tel No.

+81-75-841-0096

URL

http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/nijojo/index.html


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