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This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most powerful men in Japan. The castle was built as a residence and not for defense purposes. However, to protect the shogun from enemies, special creaky floorboards were installed...more
I didn't know what exactly to expect when I was told our next stop was a castle, but it lived up to its name with a moot and tour was informative. To think that these massive structures housed only one family is truly amazing and...More
Nijo Castle in Kyoto is well worth a visit. It was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, and because there was little bombing of Kyoto during the war, it is in near original condition. It is an attractive site and is set out to try...More
I enjoyed my tour so much because it connects the dots for 350 years of shogunate history. The rooms are painted beautifully and the floor designed to reveal ninja assassins is also fascinating. I think it is appreciated more with a bit of guidance from...More
If this is your first palace of the shogunate it is well worth visiting. The nightingale flooring inside the palace proper is really fascinating, especially considering I thought it had been done on purpose, but according to the guide leaflet it is an outcome unintended!...More
I made a guided tour at the Shogun residence and paid 20000 yen for it (Ticket not included). I cannot say that I regret it. The tour, although lasting almost 1.5 h, never became boring as the guide meticulously explains the symbolism of drawings, figures...More
This is absolutely an impressive place. We paid 600yen entrance fee and wandered around the premises without much additional guidance (book, audio guides), sufficient information is placed on signs around the first palace along the fixed walking route. The palace is nice, but many rooms...More
We visited on a day the main castle was closed. There wasn’t much to do other than walk through the gardens. The architecture is beautiful and the gardens are lovely. Was it worth the price of admission? Probably not. Overall the place was stunning though.
It's UNESCO site, so what to say more. Panels are in japanese, english, chinese, french and spanish. Audio guides are avaliable, but not enought number... Also, the sites could be marked with audio-guide numbers.
Staff polite - japanese style!
Made the mistake of visiting on a Tuesday. On certain months, they close the main castle on Tuesdays so you cannot enter the main castle, you can only walk the grounds. The grounds were beautiful and immaculately kept, but if you're going to pay the...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
Weekends may be more crowded, but I've been there a few times, even at the height of cherry blossom season in April the crowds were always manageable. You'll be visiting at the beginning of the rainy season and after Golden... More
Weekends may be more crowded, but I've been there a few times, even at the height of cherry blossom season in April the crowds were always manageable. You'll be visiting at the beginning of the rainy season and after Golden Week so, like with most of the city, it should actually be quite uncrowded.
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I expect you wouldn't have any problems. The castle area is only a single level - you are given slippers to walk around inside and then you can walk around the surrounding gardens at your leisure. I only remember one (very... More
I expect you wouldn't have any problems. The castle area is only a single level - you are given slippers to walk around inside and then you can walk around the surrounding gardens at your leisure. I only remember one (very steep) stone staircase at the corner of the grounds that you can climb for a view of the whole complex. Other than that, there aren't any staircases in the castle. As is typical for Japan, there most likely are a limited number of benches there (if you need to rest along the way). Good luck! I think you'd be okay there.