- Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle was built in 1603 by Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of the Edo Shogunate, to protect the Kyoto Imperial Palace, where the emperor resided, and also to provide a place for the shogun to stay during his visits to Kyoto from Edo (Tokyo). It was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, and is a precious historical heritage that has witnessed the rise and fall of the Tokugawa family.
Approximately a 12 minute walk
Name Nijo Castle Address 541 Nijojo Castle-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa-nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301 Tel 075-841-0096 URL https://nijo-jocastle.city.kyoto.lg.jp/ アクセス Approximately a 12 minute walk