Nijō Castle
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Nijō Castle

Castle in Kyoto, Japan

Nijo-jo Castle has witnessed some of the most important events in Japanese history in the 400 years since it was built. The castle was completed in 1603 on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder and first Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1867). Tokugawa Ieyasu unified Japan after a long period of civil war and ushered in a period of over 260 years of peace and prosperity. The government that Ieyasu established lasted for fifteen generations, and was one of the longest periods of stability and prosperity in Japanese history.

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541 Nijōjōchō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-8301, Japan


Kyoto Municipal Subway: "Nijo-jo mae" Station City bus: "Nijo-jo mae"

Phone Number

+81 75-841-0096


Working Hours

Opening hours 8:45am - 4pm (the castle closes at 5pm) *July and August Opening hours 8am-6pm (the castle closes at 7pm) *September Opening hours 8am-4pm(the castle closes at 5pm)



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