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NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

by Toshiyo
(112) Reviews
2h $ 47 Price up to 4 people


  • Elegant and gorgeous paitings, 33 rooms

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46.50 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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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  • Elegant and gorgeous paitings, 33 rooms


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 ( 112 )
Joy Joy Australia ( Couple )
5 days ago

“ A great introduction to Kyoto ”

We had an excellent day with Toshiyo who proved a knowledgeable and companionable guide. We learnt so much about not only Kyoto, but the history of the places we visited and Japanese life. We would thouroughly recommend her.


Dear Joy and Kim Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I hope I introduced you Kyoto well enough. I appreciate you having me as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo

Rose Rose Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ a must in kyoto ”

it is the best decision I have made so far to hire a local guide in Kyoto. We have seen so much in 6 hours with Toshiyo. The private tour is informative and Toshiyo is very patient and answered all our questions. It is a must if you are in Kyoto for a limited time. We went to places via bus and I cannot imagine doing this effectively by ourselves. Thank you Toshiyo!


Dear Rose and your beautiful family Thank you very much for warm hearted review. You have very beautiful children and your small son was always smiling. I was much impressed with his smile. I appreciate you having me a guide. Please come back again in autumn. Best regards. Toshiyo

Miki Miki United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Tour Guide for Kyoto ”

She was a wonderful tour guide for Kyoto tour! Highly recommended!


Hi Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate it. I am glad they enjoyed kyoto. Thank you having me as a guide.

CHETAN CHETAN India ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Amazing going through Kyoto heritage with Toshiyo san ”

Toshiyo san introduced us to Kyoto which used to be the capital of Japan in the Edo period. We walked through scenic Bamboo trails with her in Arshiyama and she showed us around the buzzing streets around downtown as well. We discussed the convenience and comfort of Bullet trains sweeping the Travel and Transportation industry off late and observe the path taken by Rivers Kamogawa and Katsura river that was the Hozu river before entering the Arashiyama ravine, through Kyoto. Toshiyo san told us that Yama means mountain in Japanese and Arashiyama means Storm Mountain. Together we walked through shops selling Kimonos, souvenirs reflecting Japanese scenery, works of art and various products made from Bamboo. Thank you Toshiyo san for such an enthralling experience..


Dear Chetan Thank you very much for warm hearted review. You have a beautiful family and I am very glad to know you enjoyed Kyoto. Please come back again to see more sights. I appreciate you had me as a guide. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

Anna Anna Poland ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide! ”

Toshiyo is a wonderful person and very knowledgeable guide. We can not have better help to meet and understand Japanese history and culture. We only regret that we had for that one day. Thanks to Toshiya it was great, unforgetable day!


Dear Anna Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate it. I think we could have a peaceful and calm time, which is closely related to Japanese culture. Thank you for having me as a GUI. Toshiyo

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