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NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

by Toshiyo
(103) Reviews
2h ¥‎ 5,000 Price up to 4 people


  • Elegant and gorgeous paitings, 33 rooms

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5,000 JPY

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 ( 103 )
Peter Peter United Kingdom ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ So helpful and informative ”

Toshiyo is the person who accommodates your requirements. Very flexible and knowledgeable.


Dear Peter Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I enjoyed the two days wit you. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo

Richard Richard United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Excellent trip to Kyoto ”

Toshiyo gave us an excellent tour, she was friendly humorous and informative and making use of inexpensive public transport showed us as much as possible in the limited time that we had. She was a breath of fresh air after our poor experience on Kagoshima We highly recommend her and if we visit again will certainly utilise her services


Dear Richard Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. We had a beautiful weather and pleasant walk in Kyoto. Thank you very much for all the way from Maizuru. Please come back again to the autumn season. Best regards. Toshiyo

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

“ Showed useful flexibility ”

We were 3 adults (parents and adult child). Pleasant guide. We made a couple of itinerary changes on the fly and Toshiyo did a good job of making everything fit together. We had highly demanding and complicated dietary requirements. Toshiyo found excellent lunch restaurants that met all our needs.She added to our guidebook understanding of the sights we visited. Probably would have given 4.5 stars but software doesn't allow. Only issue is that one member of our party is a slower walker and it took until the latter part of the 2nd day for Toshiyo's walking pace (and stop to turn back to see where we were) to accommodate us. Still, overall, a good guide and would recommend.


Dear Ellis, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I feel very bad about walking too fast for Gloria. I am very sorry. I will be more careful about it. Hope to come back again to see autumn beautiful scenery in Kyoto. I Thank you. Toshiyo

Miki Miki Japan ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ A day in Arashiyama with kids ”

Toshiyo is really nice lady, having good knowledge of Kyoto, which is her home town. We were a mixed group of Japanese members and American members having two boys, 10 and 6 years old. She was flexible arranging one day tour, which satisfied all of us.


Miki Sama Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope all of you including cute boys enjoyed both Kyoto nature and history. I really appreciate your review. Toshiyo

Bryan Bryan Mexico
2 weeks ago

“ 1 day tour of Kyoto ”

We were a group of 9 people and hired Toshiyo for a one day tour of Kyoto. We only had a day as we stopped on a cruise at the Osaka port. As such we request Toshiyo to take us to as many places as she could during the day. She did a great job of showing us the highlights. We met her at the Kyoto station in the morning. We used trains and buses to get around and she made things easy. While we are experienced travelers who typically use public transport wherever we go, there is no way we would have been able to see as much and move between buses and trains for the one day in Kyoto. While I originally debated whether it was necessary to hire a guide, I am really glad I did. She spoke great English and was very responsive prior to the the trip in order for us to coordinate. She a... read more


Dear Brian, Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I am very glad you enjoyed your one precious day in Kyoto. I learned a lot about Mexico too. I hope you will come back in beautiful season of autumn. Thank you very much again. Toshiyo

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