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NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

2 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )


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  • Elegant and gorgeous paitings, 33 rooms

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point Nijo Caslte

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide) entrance fee(600yen/person)


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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 136 )
4.5 (136) Reviews
Very Good
Steven Steven United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ Guiding a large group of seniors through kyoto ”

Toshiyo was able to successfully guide a very large group (12 seniors) through subways and trains to see the major sights that we requested in Kyoto. Her command of the English language is excellent and her explanations were clear and helped us understand what we were seeing.


Dear Steven and square dancers Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am sorry that I might have walked fast but I was glad you could see our main tourist spots successfully. I appreciate your kind review. I hope you will have great time another week in Japan. Thank you. Toshiyo

stephane Stephane Singapore ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ great time in kyoto ”

i spend two great days visiting kyoto with toshiyo. she knows place very well and will guide you to many hidde gems in city.


Dear Stephane Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Hope you come back again with your parents. Best regards. Toshiyo

Ramon Ramon United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent day with Toshi in Kyoto ”

Our family (16 of us) loved having Toshi guide us through the different sites of Kyoto. We had excellent communication from booking to the end of the tour. She was very flexible and knowledgeable on all the historical sites in Kyoto. I gave her what we wanted to see and she provided input on the best way to cover all of them in 1 day. She provided advice on what to do at each site. She provided historical perspectives to all different sites and pointed other sites along the way. I highly recommend Toshi for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Dear Ramon Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You have such a beautiful and talented family. Your mother in law is amazing. Hope you have a great impression about Kyoto and Japanese culture. I appreciate you having as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto/Nara/Osaka Highlights with Toshiyo ”

My husband and I wanted to get the most out of our two-days touring in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, and Toshiyo made sure that we did. Her knowledge of all the local landmarks is extraordinary, and Toshiyo made it her mission to show us all that she could. From adorable monkeys and deer to majestic castles and shrines, Toshiyo hit all the high notes, making our visit to Kyoto and the surrounding area a memorable one. She was terrific.


Dear Laura and Paul Thank you very much for your warm hearted review and I really appreciate you having me as your guide for your special trip in Japan. I hope you could come visit in spring when time. Thank you. Toshiyo

Moshe Moshe Israel ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ An excellent experience with Toshiyo in Kyoto as my first visit in Japan. ”

All went well from my first contact with lovely Toshiyo. As for preparation I understood my optional path and places and even we couldn’t do it all Toshiyo open more options for me. It wasn’t my first day in Kyoto and even so Toshiyo made a contact and was asking my status of which sites I already have seen. I our short tour (4 hoursThe pace of progress and constipation was excellent and the track was wonderful. that we choose) but was very effective. Toshiyo was very good with her knowledge about the places and our path stops and of course about Japan with lots of small details. It was fantastic. Will recommend of course for my friends and colleagues. Again, thanks a lot.


Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate your having time to write the review. Please say “thank you “ to your attractive wife Tami too. I am very happy you liked walking in my hometown.

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