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NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

by Toshiyo
(62) Reviews
2h $ 45 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 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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Highlights

  • Elegant and gorgeous paitings, 33 rooms

Important

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
Duration
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 ( 62 )
Nikki Nikki United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Amazing day in Kyoto! ”

Toshi was a great guide for my first day in Kyoto. We went all over the city, which allowed me not only to take in some amazing sights but also to get to know the bus and subway systems so I could use them by myself the rest of the trip. Toshi also gave me tips on additional places to go and the best timing to avoid the crowds. For example, I was planning to go to Kiyomizu-dera on the 2nd day but as she and I ended at Kodak-ji which was pretty close, she suggested that I go that same day as there would be fewer people later in the day. And she was right! I appreciated that Toshi provided lots of facts and insight about the places we visited, without making it feel like a lecture. We had a good time chatting and getting to know each other a bit throughout the day. Toshi also picked a... read more

Toshiyo:

Dear Nikki Thank very much for the warm hearted review. I appreciated it. I was glad to know you enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you will have the successful business and the safe trip home. I had great time chatting with you and learned how global Toyota is. Thank you again. Toshiyo

Joyce Joyce Hong Kong ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Half Day Tour to 3 World Heritage Sites ”

Toshiyo is experienced, knows Kyoto very well. Our 4 hours were well spent covering Nijo-jo Castle, Kinkakiju Temple and Arashiyama. The sites were well explained. She gave us pointers to sites we could do on our own.Toshiyo has good English and is courteous. I would highly recommend her.

Toshiyo:

Dear Joyce Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I hope you had good time in Imprerial palace and Kiyomizudera. I appreciate the ice cream you treated me. It was so refreshing with this hot weather. Thank you. Toshiyo

John John United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Two days custom tour in Kyoto ”

We had a great two days touring with Toshiyo in Kyoto - she is professional, prompt and very friendly. She’s interested in you getting the most out of your visit here. Toshiyo was very helpful in providing us suggestions of sights to visit, getting us around Kyoto to see many more places than we would have ever been able to on our own and is very knowledgeable of the history of the sites we were visiting as well as the greater history of Japan. My suggestion for Kyoto and a successful visit here - spend some time before your visit researching a little on which sites you wish to see - there are so many options and it helps to have worked out what you want to see - Toshiyo wil” then work out a travel itinerary and make recommendations for additional sights al8ng the way.

Toshiyo:

Dear John and Ulysses Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am very glad I could help your stay in Kyoto very memorable and maybe special. I was very pleased to meet you. Hope you will come you will come back again. Toshiyo

Alba Alba United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Everything we were looking for. ”

Toshiyo was very kind, knowledgeable, informative and flexible. Truly made our experience in Kyoto wonderful!

Toshiyo:

Thank you for the warm hearted review. You are a very beautiful family. I hope you will come back to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. Thank you, Alba.

Pat Pat United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

Toshiyo was terrific! She's knowledgeable and informative, flexible and considerate. She went out of her way several times on our behalf; we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her

Toshiyo:

Thank for your wam hearted review. I really hope you will enjoy your time in Japan. Please find a beautiful Japanese doll. Toshiyo

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