Moto-Rikyu Nijo Castle

The castle that oversaw the history of Japan. Built as a villa in Kyoto by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603, Nijo Castle is guarded by a fort 600 meters long from east to west and 400 meters long from north to south, which is surrounded by a moat. The surfaces of the hallways are specially processed so that they make a squeaky sound when stepped on, as a means of protection from intruders. Nearby is Kyoto Gyoen, which was Japan's imperial palace for 500 years until the capital was moved to Tokyo.  Photo provided by: Moto-Rikyu Nijo Castle Office [Fee] Adults: 1,030 yen; Junior high school and high school students: 350 yen; Elementary school students: 200 yen; Preschool: free [Access] Short walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line [Credit Card Payment] Accepted [Foreign Language Support] Yes

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