Entry times to Nijo Castle are being extended this summer so that more people can have more time to enjoy exploring the wonders of this World Heritage Site.
Special entry to the castle’s Ninomaru Palace will also be available to the public which will include a viewing of its spectacular wall and ceiling paintings and transom carvings.
And for the first time in nine years, the famous Matsutaka-zu will be put on display once more, a famous Kanō school painting representative of Ninomaru Palace.
The Koun-tei teahouse is normally off-limits to the public, but for a limited time they will serve up a special seasonal breakfast. Just 40 will be served up each day.
Hamo Eel Aburi (July 1 – July 25)
Kamo Eggplant Dengaku (July 26 – August 16)
Sweetfish Iri Dashi (August 17 – August 31)
Enjoy an exclusive experience at Nijo Castle this summer and see the things you normally wouldn’t get to see.
World Heritage Site Nijo Castle Summer
Running: July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
*Ninomaru Palace open from 8:45 (Closed on Tuesdays in July and August for general entry)
Adult: Castle Entry + Ninomaru Palace – ¥1,000 (¥600 on Tuesdays in July & August)
Group (30+ People): Castle Entry + Ninomaru Palace – ¥800 (¥500 on Tuesdays in July & August)
High School & Junior High School Students – Castle Entry + Ninomaru Palace – ¥350 (¥350 on Tuesdays in July & August)
Elementary School Students – Free
Ninomaru Palace Special Viewing
Running: July 10, 2019 – Augusut 26, 2019 (Except Tuesdays)
Date: July 12, 2019 / August 9, 2019
Time: From 10:00 (Reception opens at 9:30)
Location: Meet up at northern lecture room
No. of People: 50 per day (first time, first served)
Price: Free (But you must pay to enter the castle and palace)
Ninomaru Palace Painting Viewings
Matsuzaka and Ifuu
Running: July 11, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Location: Nijo Castle Shuzokukan
Koun-tei Teahouse Breakfast (Reservation Only)
Running: July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019 (Except September 6 and 7)
Time: 8:30-9:30 (*Please arrive at Kouen-tei by 8:20)
Price: ¥3,000 (Tax Included) *You must pay entry to Nijo Castle too
Reservations: Open from June 1, 2019
*Please book by 16:00 the previous day
*Please inform the staff of the day you will arrive, your name, no. of people, contact details, and notify them of any allergies
TEL: 075-551-1203 (10:00-16:00)
Nijo Castle Official Website: http://nijo-jocastle.city.kyoto.lg.jp/