Mar/20 - Apr/12, 2020 Nijo Castle Sakura Festival3.4
from 3/20 '20 to 4/12 '20
※Some events are canceled due to the coronavirus fears. Only the Night Illumination including a projection mapping will be held.
Nijo Castle is a Japanese castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo period in Kyoto city and is registered as a World Heritage Site.
Nijo Castle is one of the most popular cherry blossom sakura viewing spots in Kyoto, there are about 300 of 50 varieties sakura trees in full bloom in April.
In the nighttime, sakura trees are lit up, and it brings you to a fantastic and dreamy world different from daytime.
In addition "Nijo Castle Sakura Festival" is held on 3/20 - 4/12 including the projection mapping on the castle gates, illumination on the rape blossoms and more.
There are 3 best points in the festival, the gate projection mapping, the illumination of thin Sakura-lined path and rape blossoms, and the Seiryu garden illumination.
Besides the illumination event "FLOWERS BY NAKED 2020", various events such as a Kyoto food fair and an outdoor cinema are scheduled.
Dates: March 20 (Fri) - April 12 (Sun), 2020
Hours: 8:45 - 16:00, 18:00 - 21:30
Admission Fee: 1,030 yen / Adult, 350 yen / Junior and High school student, 200 yen / Child
Night Illumination Ticket : 1,400 yen / Adult, 800 yen / Child
Venue: Nijo Castle
Address: 541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city
Access: 5 min walk from Nijo-jo-mae Sta. on Tozai subway line
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Purposeworld heritage,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Nijojomae sta. (about 300m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 months ago
Was there a couple of years ago during the cherry blossom period. If you love history, this is a great castle to visit since they have a lot of information and such historical significance to Japan. The gardens are beautiful and can definitely depend a whole day just walking around.
During the cherry blossom period they have a light show and also light up the garden itself. There are food stands that sells local treats and dinner options.
Come early to line up to purchase evening tickets since they are different than the regular day pass.
4.04 months ago
A beautiful castle and grounds. I loved the moat! The tour of inside the Shoguns guest rooms was a lovely insight to what was.
It's always a shame that the monuments and scriptures are replicas but it makes sense when there are many tourists in and out.
Unfortunately there was a lot of restructuring and scaffolding up which did take away some experience.
5.04 months ago
Beautiful castle and wonderfully restored. This was the highlight of my trip to Kyoto. I spent about an 1-1.5 hrs there, but wish I'd had more time to see the gardens. Worth the price of admission. There is an art museum with the original paintings on the grounds that I unfortunately didn't have time to enter. I'd give myself another hour if I could go back, especially if I were visiting during the growing season.
4.05 months ago
Interesting castle with beautiful grounds. The interior of the northern set of buildings is closed for renovations but the first part is open and you can experience the famous "Nightingale Floor" and learn about the life of the Shogun and his entourage. The ornate ceilings appear to be original but most of the screen paintings are good quality reproductions.
5.04 months ago
Great cultural heritage location. I love a nice castle with some fortifications, the wall paintings are great, and squeaking floors a treat. Was here in February and caught the plum blossoms, fragrant and beautiful. The gardens make for a nice escape from the city.