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Review of Nijo-jo Castle

Nijo-jo Castle
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Ranked #34 of 1,379 things to do in Kyoto
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Owner description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most powerful men in Japan. The castle was built as a residence and not for defense purposes. However, to protect the shogun from enemies, special creaky floorboards were installed to warn of anyone approaching.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went at night to see the illuminations on the cherry blossoms it was fantastic the light hot the trees in such a way it just made the place look magicial. I was very skeptical to go at first but I was very delighted that I was forced to go in the end.

Thank ken l
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic morning spent walking around and through parts of this beautiful castle. A highly recommended outing. I didn’t hire a guide but found the audio guides extremely informative. The walk around the gardens was magnificent, especially that it was Spring time and the blossoms were out!

Thank bronwenb80
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Must see number 2 attraction in Kyoto. Having visited both Nijo-jo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace I would rate Nijo-jo Castle my prefered visit if time is short, for the simple reason that you actually visit inside the castle. If time is no issue then both are a must.

Thank Pascal S
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Entrance is ¥600 p.p. Which is worth every cent.

There are plenty of English explanatory boards around the castle and especially when you walk the inside. The shogun reign is nicely explained here. Inner part of the castle is well refurbished and compared to many of the temples the rooms are quite impressive.

Garden outside is very nice; esp. during cherry blossom.

If you want to visit be there early as it is quite a popular place.

Thank proficiscimus
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

You must take off your shoes inside the castle. It was chilly outside and I didn't wear socks with my loafers. The freezing pain in my feet was worth this beauty. We went on tour that brought us here, having the guide explain the use and history of the castle and the whistling nightingale floors was invaluable. The floors are magical!!!

Thank Julija T
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