Nijo was built as the main residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns. In 1867, the shogunate fell, and Nijo was eventually donated to Kyoto City. It has since become a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for Kyoto travelers.
How do you get there:
- Tozai Line (city subway)
- Get off at Nijo-Mae Station.
Once you exit the station, you’ll be able to see Nijo across the street.
600 Yen for adults
History & Background:
Nijo - Kyoto - Letters from Japan