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


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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 12/10/2015


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