Official Nijo-jo Castle English Guided Tour


Official Nijo-jo Castle English Guided Tour

Nijo-jo Castle offers guided tours every day that the castle/palace is open, in order to acquaint visitors with the castle’s history, cultural treasures, and associated historical figures. The tours are conducted by Kyoto City-certified interpreter guides (City of Kyoto Visitors Hosts). The guided tour route includes an area of the castle closed off to the general public, and is a good way of thoroughly appreciating history, art, architecture, and beautiful garden design.
Official guided tour

Tours are available daily except when the castle/palace is closed.

First tour starts at 10:00am / Second tour starts at 12:00pm(Each tour lasts about 60 minutes.)


A tour ticket costs 1,000 yen per person, and is required in addition to the admission ticket to the castle grounds and Ninomaru Palace. Castel and Palace tickets are available from the ticket counter. Tour tickets can be purchased online or at the Tour desk jost inside the Castle gate.

Advance tickets

Tour desk

Ticket counter

Private Tours

Please contact Nijo-jo Official Guided Tour Trustee.
MYK Enterprises, E-MAIL:
TEL:075-252-6636(Hours: 9:00AM-6:00PM, Monday to Friday)
※The Official Guided Tour has been partially changed since June 1, 2019.

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