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The Nijo Castle located in Kyoto, is a Historic Monument of Ancient Kyoto and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The castle was built in the early 1600s to function as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu - the founder and first shogun of...more

Kyoto, Japan

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The Nijo Castle located in Kyoto, is a Historic Monument of Ancient Kyoto and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The castle was built in the early 1600s to function as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu - the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan - who demanded every feudal lord in Western Japan to contribute to the construction of the castle. Nijo Castle stretches across an area of 275,000 square meters and features fortification rings, the Ninomaru Palace and the Honmaru Palace ruins, in addition to a number of other buildings and gardens. The gardens offer delightful views of Japanese plum trees, cherry trees and pine trees as well as a few ponds nestled away amidst carefully arranged stone features.

Ticket Price

Tickets at the Nijo Castle usually cost around ¥600 for adults, ¥350 for young adults and ¥200 for children.

Opening Hour

8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (admission until 4:00) daily, except on Tuesdays

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1-2 hours

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children 

Must See

 The Ninomaru Palace, Honmaru Palace and the garden features

Prayer Facilities

Prayer room facilities at the Nijo Castle will be unavailable. Muslim visitors could go to one of the few mosques in Kyoto city during prayer times. The main mosque of Kyoto is the Kyoto Masjid.

Halal Food

Halal food at the Nijo Castle will be unavailable. A few places that serve halal food in Kyoto are available for Halal food options. Muslim travellers could visit Ajanta which is famed for its excellent South Asian Halal food.

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