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Travel Guide - Nijo-Jinya


Nijo-Jinya was a house for the Daimyo (territorial lord) who doesn't have their own residence in Kyoto, built in the early Edo Period (1603 – 1868). There are several traps inside the house, such as hidden room and hidden staircase to protect the Daimyo's safety.
*You need to join the tour to enter the house (Please visit the link below). Children under 15 years old cannot join the tour.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Visit Tour: From 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, and 15:00


  • Wednesdays *except October and November

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 1,000 yen (General, Adult)
  • 800 yen (Senior high student)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line (T14)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 137, Sambo Omiyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8316


ChyadoSensei茶努先生 @chyadosensei - 2019-10-05
Ayako is taking me to Nijo Jinya (二条陣屋)

A former inn used by feudal lords who were visiting Kyoto during the Edo P… https://t.co/iQgSnjTB9g
🇯🇵Origami🏳️‍🌈 @origami444 - 2018-09-29
Nijo-jinya  is a old mechanical house(we usually call it such thing as ninja house) used by feudal lords (daimyo).… https://t.co/hIiuiIdQeU
Len Puzon @lenpuzon - 2018-07-19
“Photography is about capturing souls not smiles.” #photographeristhesubject #lifeasitunfolds #travelpics… https://t.co/U1sgrSXrWq
Ben Cowell DG @Ben_CowellDG - 2018-06-02
One of my favourite houses was Nijo Jinya in Kyoto - a merchant’s house nr Nijo Castle featuring secret spaces for… https://t.co/lKO4h6RcT3
Jackson Croft @CroftJackson - 2017-04-01
Walking through Nijo Jinya today, I now know what it was like for Gandalf being in Bag End. Every doorway was at least 7' below my head.
taktack1 @TakTack1 - 2016-06-01
@Meryl_Davis Nijo Jinya is my fav. Like a ninja house. Katsura Rikyu if you can. Place to stay... try airbnb near Katsura river. Good luck!


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