Nijo was built as the main residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns. In 1867, the shogunate fell, and Nijo was eventually donated to Kyoto City. It has since become a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for Kyoto travelers.
How do you get there:
- Tozai Line (city subway)
- Get off at Nijo-Mae Station.
Once you exit the station, you’ll be able to see Nijo across the street.
600 Yen for adults
Cite This Work
Japan, L. F. (2019, June 25). Nijo Castle, Kyoto - Letters from Japan. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1776/
Japan, Letters F. "Nijo Castle, Kyoto - Letters from Japan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 25, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/video/1776/.
Japan, Letters F. "Nijo Castle, Kyoto - Letters from Japan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Jun 2019. Web. 10 Jul 2020.