SIGHTSEEING GUIDE -> KYOTO
1. NIJO CASTLE
The entrance of Nijo Castle is a short walk from Nijojo-mae Station along the Tozai Subway Line.
From Kyoto Station, take the Karasuma Subway Line to Karasuma-Oike Station and transfer to the Tozai Line to Nijojo-mae Station. The whole trip takes about 15 to 20 minutes and costs 250 yen. Alternatively, the castle can be reached from Kyoto Station by Kyoto City Bus numbers 9, 50 or 101 (15-20 minutes, 220 yen one way), or from Shijo Street by Kyoto City Bus number 12 (15 minutes, 220 yen one way from Shijo-Kawaramachi bus stop).
Hours: 8:45 to 17:00 (entry until 16:00)
Closed: Tuesdays in Jan, Jul, Aug and Dec (or following Wed if Tue is a national holiday)
December 26 to January 4
Admission: 600 yen
English: Good (English audio guides are available for 500 yen)