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14 Apr 2018
“Traditional house at samurai period”
5 Apr 2018
“Excellent old house intermittently open to the public”
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137 Sambo Omiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8316, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Nijo Jinya was a traditional house during samurai period and had been converted into an inn for residing and viewing by visitors. Nonetheless during our visit there by early April, we were a bit late on that day and the house was closed for viewing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I have been visiting Kyoto for 30 years and oddly enough this place has been closed whenever I've been visiting until this time. We hired a guide for the day as we were also visiting the Sumiya in Shimabara and Yagitei (Yagi Gennojo's house) in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is a remarkable building and worth combining into a visit of Nijo Castle if you are interested in the history of the samurai and the remarkable history around the end of the samurai rule. The house, which is lived in by the Ogawa family...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was fascinating. I went about ten years ago and is still a favourite memory. This is not a commercial operation. The tour was not expensive and was conducted in Japanese by one of the family who still live in this house. This is an...More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank _sueandnick16
Reviewed 4 January 2016

it is an inn that has been around for a long time. There was no one there when we arrive so we cant see the inside. The exterior look like any Japanese house.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank mat_asri
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I visited Nijo-Jinya 4 or 5 years ago. Just as 在日宇宙人 wrote, the owner and guide here were intolerable xenophobia. I visited here with my Italian girlfriend. While that old guide was showing around the house, he kept cursing about foreigners, like : "Samurai once...More

Date of experience: October 2013
17  Thank kamomenokomasan
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Nijo Jinya it is not the ninja hideout guidebooks describe... to describe it with a few words, it is a 17th to 18th century inn that hosted important persons travelling to Kyoto... yes, it has a few interesting things to see (basically how the inn...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank LiFo
Reviewed 19 June 2014

My wife and I visited this house on the recommendation that it's quite unique and a great way to see a traditional Japanese home. It was really interesting to hear the stories and see the security / defensive measures. But don't be fooled, this isn't...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank solosol
Reviewed 6 September 2013

If you get temple fatigue in Kyoto, then Nijo Jinya is a good break! The grounds are beautiful, and the site has interesting history, including some cool ninja-related details. We spent about an hour and a half here. The visitor path is well-planned to the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 12 May 2008

We only stayed in Kyoto one night during cherry blossom season 2008. Found it difficult to really enjoy the places we visited due to the impossible crowds and congested public transport system. Though the exception would be Nijo Jinya, which was the highlight of our...More

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City Center
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
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