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NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

by Toshiyo
(126) Reviews
2h $ 47 Price up to 4 people
  • Kyoto
  • 2h
  • up to 4 people
  • English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
  • Private tour (only you and your guide)

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46.50 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 30 days prior


  • Elegant and gorgeous paitings, 33 rooms

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Toshiyo Licensed Guide
(126) Reviews
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What to Expect

The castle is located in the center of Kyoto city and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. It was originally built in 1603 as the official Kyoto residence of the first Tokugawa Shogun,Ieyasu. Nijo Caslte is one of the finest examples of early Edo period and Momoyama culture in Japan, as it makes splendid use of early Edo period building designs, lavish paintings, and carvings that Iemitsu generously commissioned. In 1867, when Yoshinobu, the fifteenth Tokugawa Shogun returned soverignty to the Emperor, the caslte became the property of the Imperial family. Inside Ninomaru Palace Yoshinobu summoned the coultry's feudal lords and declared that soverignty would be restored to the Emperor. There are two Japanese gardens.You can enjoy the bearutiful scenary.

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1 person is OK .

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide) entrance fee(600yen/person)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
Nijo Caslte
2 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 126 )
Marjorie Marjorie United States ( Family )
5 days ago

“ Great day with friendly and knowledgeable guide ”

We booked Toshio last minute and she did a great job choosing sites that fit our needs.


Dear Marjorie Thank you very much for having me as your guide. And I appreciate your warm hearted review. I am afraid we walked too much on a hot day. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. Thank you. Toshiyo

Anne Anne United States ( Couple )
5 days ago

“ Good overview of Kyoto ”

Toshiyo was very knowledgeable. She chose a meeting place near the train station that was easy to find, and she was prompt. We had limited time and she selected several top attractions that gave us a good overview of Kyoto. Her English is very good. She offered us the option of public transport, but we chose taxis because our time was limited and we visited on a very hot day.


Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate you visiting Kyoto all the way from Osaka port. I wish you had more time so that I could show to more peaceful places. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

Jerome Jerome Israel ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Toshiyo was all we could have wanted in a guide for Kyoto and Nara ”

Toshiyo was a patient guide---working with us in advance to plan what we wanted to see. We had many suggestions and she always responded well. Even after we in the midst of the Kyoto touring, she was willing to make adjustments when we thought of other places that we wanted to visit. Toshi was always prompt and pleasant. And, her command of English was very good. When there were sites with which she was not totally familiar, she always made sure that there was an appropriate "volunteer" English speaking guide to be with us. If I had one very small suggestion it would be that she slow her walking a bit when necessary.


Dear Jerome Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope you could see as many places as possible during your limited precious time. Also I hope you enjoyed and liked Kyoto and Nara. And I feel very sorry for have walked too fast even when there ware ups and downs. I appreciate having me for three days and a half day. I hope to see you again some day. Best regards. Toshiyo

Marie Marie Australia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Amazing Kyoto ”

We were a group of four friends on a cruise. We caught the bullet train to Koyoto. In all my dealing with Tosi she was very prompt. Also allowing us to change our time to an hour earlier . We could never have seen all the wonderful sights we visited without Tosi. She was very patient and walked to our pace while still keeping us on track.We would highly recommend Tosi services. Many thanks Tosi for showing us your wonderful city. Marie Mal Joan & Peter.


Dear Marie,Mal,Joan and Peter, Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I am also glad to know you enjoyed the day. Thank you very much for visiting Kyoto all the way from Kobe port. Please come back again to see cherry trees and autumn leaves. Best regards. Toshiyo

Manaswini Manaswini United Kingdom ( Family )
1 month ago

“ kyoto day trip ”

The tour was waste of money . She wasn't explaining neither making it an interesting tour.

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