Kyoto Travel Guida



October 30 , 2017

The English Guided Tours at Nijo-jo Castle are scheduled to resume operation on Saturday, September 22nd. Come enjoy the tour, the best way to explore Nijo-jo Castle!

The Nijo-jo Castle English Guided Tour is a 90-minute tour conducted by the “City of Kyoto Visitors Hosts”, who are professional guides certified by the City of Kyoto.
The foundation of Japan was created during the Edo Period, which was under Shogunate rule for 265 years. It all began and ended here at Nijo-jo Castle.
Let us look back at the various Shoguns and their stories, and learn about the influence the castle had from an historic and cultural perspective, and also about how it played a major role in the social structure of modern-day Japan. Throughout this tour, you will also be granted access to areas which are not open to the public!
So join us for a tour filled with passion and romance!

<Over view of the tour>

Time: Everyday at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM (excluding days on which the castle is closed)
・The Castle is closed from December 26th to January 4th and Tuesdays in July, August, December and January (open if Tuesday is a National Holiday and closed the following day)
・The duration of the toure is 90 minutes.
・Tickets will be on sale from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
・Tickets are available on site.

Price:2000yen per person (Major credit cards accepted)
・admission fee for Nijo-jo Castle is not included
・1 free child (under 12years of age) for every 1 adult
*Tour fee of 2,000yen for second child onwards
*Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied
by an adult to participate in the tour.
*Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on tour.

For inquiries aboutguided tours and other private tours(aside from the 10:00AM and 12:30PM tours),please contact MYK Enterprises. TEL:075-252-6636(Hours:9:00-18:00 Monday to Friday)

<Important Notice>
・Tour is operated under first come first served basis(Maximum 15 people ).
・Tour fee is non-refundable.
・The contents of the tour is subject to change without notice.
・As with the non-guided tours, you are not permitted to touch exhibits or take photos inside the Ninomaru Palace.
・We are not responsible for any injuries incurred during the course of the tour.

The tour will be guided by the City of Kyoto Visitors Host,highly qualified interpreter guides specialized in Kyoto.
These guides are offically certified by the City of Kyoto and have undergone special traning including an extensive curriculum of history,culture and traditional arts as well as guiding and communication skills.

Read an expat’s account of the Nijo-jo Castle Official English Guided Tour, as he discovers the story behind Kyoto’s magnificent Nijo-jo Castle, and even takes a peek into a typically restricted area!

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