- When we talk about a castle, we think of huge walls built surrounding the huge structures but Nijo Castle in Kyoto city a completely different castle in itself.
- The whole castle is made up of wood and is not huge in its height but in its width.
- The castle was built as the residence for Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the first shogun of the Edo period in 1603.
- It is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 because of its outstanding building.
- The whole castle is divided into three parts being the Honmaru - Main Circle Of Defense, Ninomaru - Second Circle Of Defense and the gardens which are surrounding these two parts.
- Once you get off at the parking, you can straight away walk inside from the entrance and if you wish you can avail the service of an audio guide, otherwise can collect an information booklet for yourself which gives you information about each room as you are walking through the castle.
- Remember that you need to remove your shoes and socks before entering the castle and photography is not allowed inside.
Timing:- 08:45 AM to 05:00 PM
Visit Duration:- 1 Hour
Ticket Cost:- 600 JPY