Ruins of Castles

Ruins of Japanese castle from middle age.


Nijo Castle

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Nijo Castle (二条城, nijo-jo) is the flatland castle located in Kyoto. It is one of the most famous spot in Kyoto. Nijo-jo was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu for Shogun residence in Kyoto. 3rd Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu completed the construction in 1622. Nijo-jo has the great feature of Momoyama Style Culture and Art. As the castle of Kyoto, Nijo-jo appears in many historical scenes till the end of Edo period which is also known as Meiji Restoration. There are many historically important buildings including National Treasures. Also, it is designated as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kyoto.

Tourist Info.
Admission: 600 for adult. 350 yen for junior and high school. 200 for elementally school. free for kids.
There is a group discount from 30 persons.
Open: 8:45 to 17:00 (Last entry 16:00)
Close at: Tuesday of Dec. Jan. Jul. Aug.

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