Kyoto Sights

Nijo Jinya (Nijo Encampment)

  • 137 Sanbo Omiya-cho Map It
  • Nagakyo-ku
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

A short walk south of Nijo-jo, this 17th-century merchant house saw later service as an inn for traveling daimyo (feudal lords). A warren of rooms, Nijo Jinya is crammed with built-in safeguards against attack, including hidden staircases, secret passageways, and hallways too narrow to allow the wielding of a sword. The house is again a family residence, so visitation is limited and only on one-hour tours that require reservations at least a day ahead. The tours are in Japanese, but you can arrange for an interpreter on the house's website.

Sight Information

Address:

137 Sanbo Omiya-cho, 2 blocks south of Nijo Castle, Kyoto, 604-8316, Japan

Map It

Phone:

075-841–0972

Sight Details:

  • ¥1,050
  • Tours Thurs.–Tues. 10–6

Published 12/10/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Kyoto

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.