Best castles in Kyoto Prefecture

Check out the top castles in Kyoto Prefecture, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Nijō Castle
1. Nijō Castle
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1001 local reviews
Nijō Castle, Nijōjōchō
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:45 AM
+81 75-841-0096
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Yurika
The military might of Japan's great warlord generals, the Tokugawa shoguns, is amply demonstrated by the…
Resort Japan
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the…
Tomoaki
From Kyoto station 20mins by bus. The gorgeous style of this castle was intended as a demonstration of Shogun…
1. Nijō Castle
1. Nijō Castle
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1001 local reviews
Nijō Castle, Nijōjōchō
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:45 AM
+81 75-841-0096
Yurika
Yurika
The military might of Japan's great warlord generals, the Tokugawa shoguns, is amply demonstrated by the imposing stone walls and ramparts…
Resort Japan
Resort Japan
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His…
Tomoaki
Tomoaki
From Kyoto station 20mins by bus. The gorgeous style of this castle was intended as a demonstration of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616)'s…
2. Nijojocho
2. Nijojocho
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30 local reviews
Nijojocho, Nijojocho
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Midori
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the…
Toshi And Mari
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the…
Marie And Sho
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the…
2. Nijojocho
2. Nijojocho
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30 local reviews
Nijojocho, Nijojocho
Midori
Midori
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa…
Toshi And Mari
Toshi And Mari
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa…
Marie And Sho
Marie And Sho
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa…
3. あかりデザイン工房
3. あかりデザイン工房
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21 local reviews
あかりデザイン工房, Shimonochō
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+81 75-496-8835
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Yuuka
Near Nijo Castle, you can experience handmade Japanese paper lighting.
3. あかりデザイン工房
3. あかりデザイン工房
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21 local reviews
あかりデザイン工房, Shimonochō
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+81 75-496-8835
Yuuka
Yuuka
Near Nijo Castle, you can experience handmade Japanese paper lighting.
4. Nijō Castle
4. Nijō Castle
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17 local reviews
Nijō Castle, Nijojocho
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:45 AM
+81 75-841-0096
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Ken
The military might of Japan's great warlord generals, the Tokugawa shoguns, is amply demonstrated by the…
Midori
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the…
Ryuichi & Koharu
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the…
4. Nijō Castle
4. Nijō Castle
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17 local reviews
Nijō Castle, Nijojocho
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:45 AM
+81 75-841-0096
Ken
Ken
The military might of Japan's great warlord generals, the Tokugawa shoguns, is amply demonstrated by the imposing stone walls and ramparts…
Midori
Midori
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa…
Ryuichi & Koharu
Ryuichi & Koharu
言わずと知れた徳川家が大政奉還を行ったお城。 日本の歴史が変わった場所を生で見ることができるのはとても感慨深いですよ! Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa…
5. 伏見桃山城
5. 伏見桃山城
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19 local reviews
伏見桃山城, Kyoto
Closed · Opens Tuesday 7:00 AM
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Dedy
The mock castle you see in the pictures here was built on this spot because the original location of Fushimi…
Tumy
This castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi about 500 years ago. Recently it is very popular for a homeymoon…
Toshi
The site of a beautiful historically significant castle. Though he original castle no longer exists, a replica…
5. 伏見桃山城
5. 伏見桃山城
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19 local reviews
伏見桃山城, Kyoto
Closed · Opens Tuesday 7:00 AM
Dedy
Dedy
The mock castle you see in the pictures here was built on this spot because the original location of Fushimi Castle is on Imperial property…
Tumy
Tumy
This castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi about 500 years ago. Recently it is very popular for a homeymoon couple to take photos here. The…
Toshi
Toshi
The site of a beautiful historically significant castle. Though he original castle no longer exists, a replica stands near he original site…
6. Kyoto Imperial Palace
6. Kyoto Imperial Palace
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493 local reviews
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyōtogyoen
+81 75-211-1215
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Yoko Support Team
When the Emperor visits Kyoto, he often visits the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The expansive castle grounds are…
6. Kyoto Imperial Palace
6. Kyoto Imperial Palace
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493 local reviews
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyōtogyoen
+81 75-211-1215
Yoko Support Team
Yoko Support Team
When the Emperor visits Kyoto, he often visits the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The expansive castle grounds are filled with trees so this is a…
7. Kyoto
7. Kyoto
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11 local reviews
Kyoto, Kyoto
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Yuni
Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Historical city. Nijo Castle,Nishiki Market,Imperial Palace,Sento Palace,Honga…
7. Kyoto
7. Kyoto
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11 local reviews
Kyoto, Kyoto
Yuni
Yuni
Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Historical city. Nijo Castle,Nishiki Market,Imperial Palace,Sento Palace,Honganj Temples, Manga Museum~…
8. Kinkakujicho
8. Kinkakujicho
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66 local reviews
Kinkakujicho, Kinkakujicho
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Keiichi
Golden castle Temple of the Golden Pavilion reflected in the upside-down in Izumi is also nice.
8. Kinkakujicho
8. Kinkakujicho
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66 local reviews
Kinkakujicho, Kinkakujicho
Keiichi
Keiichi
Golden castle Temple of the Golden Pavilion reflected in the upside-down in Izumi is also nice.
9. Nijo Station
9. Nijo Station
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69 local reviews
Nijo Station, Nishinokyo Higashitoganoocho
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Shohei
JR線,走路15分鐘可到 walk 15 mins to JR nijo staion, walk 20 mins to Niji castle.
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JR Nijyo Castle station
9. Nijo Station
9. Nijo Station
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69 local reviews
Nijo Station, Nishinokyo Higashitoganoocho
Shohei
Shohei
JR線,走路15分鐘可到 walk 15 mins to JR nijo staion, walk 20 mins to Niji castle.
Tomarunen Osaka3
Tomarunen Osaka3
JR Nijyo Castle station
10. Yogenin Temple
10. Yogenin Temple
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2 local reviews
Yogenin Temple, Sanjūsangendōmawari
+81 75-561-3887
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Chris
It has bloodstains on the ceiling from an ancient battle where Torii samurai family of Fushimi castle…
10. Yogenin Temple
10. Yogenin Temple
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2 local reviews
Yogenin Temple, Sanjūsangendōmawari
+81 75-561-3887
Chris
Chris
It has bloodstains on the ceiling from an ancient battle where Torii samurai family of Fushimi castle committed suicide after a defeat. The…