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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)


Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshiyo.

  • 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 ( 142 )
4.5 (142) Reviews
Very Good
Abigail Abigail Philippines ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Tour in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is remarkable and her knowledge about Kyoto's culture and history is extraordinary. She was organized, flexible and attentive to our needs and requests. Oh and she takes great photos too :) My family and I wanted to make the most of our one day trip to Kyoto, and Toshiyo made sure that we did. We would highly recommend her! All the best!

David David Australia ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ PY Experience ”

Toshiyo has lots of energy. We saw some amazing highlights of Kyoto. She was very responsive to the needs of our group of 15. Despite the rain it was a very enjoyable time,


Dear David Thank you very much for your having me as your guide and helping me with organizing your group. I hope your young friends love Kyoto and Japan and come back again to explore more. I appreciate your kindness. Best regards. Toshiyo

lori Lori United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is very knowledgeable and an expert in Kyoto, with great stories and history on the entire area. We were a party of 8 (including 3 tweens), but i think she is best for a smaller party of maybe four as only a few of us could hear her or engage her at a time. It was a very cold day and drizzled a a bit so maybe that explains her brisk pace, to the point we lost sight of her a few times. Her first suggestion of tofuku-ji temple for fall foliage was amazing and spot on choice, though a brisk 20 min walk. So much color, 3000 maple trees, beautiful temple (skip the zen garden inside). Based on the first two spots, we were done with temples shrines so requested we eat and visit the town of gion. The one area i wish Toshiyo did is to pay attention to the requests. In the email excha... read more


Hi Lori and family Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I was familiar with you because you are a Japanese. I walked a little bit too fast because I thought you wanted to visit more places. A decent lunch box was hard to find. I will keep it in mind and next you come I will prepare the best bento box for you and your husband. Best regards. Toshiyo’s

Michael Michael United States ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ First time tour in Kyoto ”

Picked an amazing guide by booking Toshiyo for a 8 hour journey through Kyoto. Toshiyo customized the itinerary and was flexible and communicated along the way, so I knew where we were heading and how long it would take. Very knowledgeable about Kyoto and the shrines and temples and gates. After 8 hours with Toshiyo, I came away smarter, learned new japanese words, and had an experience I will never forget. Perfect intoduction to the wonders of Kyoto. Book now, before her schedule fills.


Dear Micael, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review . I really appreciate you having me as a guide. I am very glad you love Kyoto. It was a beautiful day. Please come back again. Best regards. Toshiyo

Nga Nga United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ A very knowledgeable about local historical places, very kind lady has made our days a perfect days in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo speaks English very fluently. She’s a very knowledgeable about Kyoto history. She’s very kind lady, always try to make her best to tend to our need. We loved every day we went out with her. We fall in love with Kyoto and the people there. Thank you, Toshiyo, you has made our trip to Kyoto with a lot of great memories to be kept. Nga Doan and family.


Dear Nga and family Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I miss you so much now. I am very glad you love Kyoto. Please come back again anytime. I appreciate your kindness and warm hearts. Best regards. Toshiyo

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