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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Kyoto - Central Kyoto
Nijo Jinya 
# 34   of 60 most visited
sights in Kyoto

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Nijo Jinya (w, Nijō Jinya) is a former inn used by feudal lords (daimyo) who were visiting Kyoto during the Edo Period. In order to guarantee the safety of the important guests, the building has been equipped with secret pathways, trap doors, hidden escape routes and various other security gadgets. The house was re-opened in January 2013 after extensive renovation works.

Tours of the intriguing house are held in Japanese only. If you do not understand Japanese, you are asked to bring a Japanese speaking friend or guide for your own and the owner's interest (see link below for a list of volunteer interpreters).

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How to get there
Nijo Jinya stands in the middle of a residential area near Nijo Castle. It is shown on the English map distributed by the Kyoto Tourist Offices. The closest subway station is "Nijojo-mae Station" on the Tozai Line.

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Hours and Fees

Tours of Nijo Jinya are held daily at 10:00, 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00 in Japanese only. No tours are held on Wednesdays (unless a national holiday) and during the New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3). The cost is 1000 yen per person.

Reservations must be made by phone (in Japanese) ahead of time. The phone number is (+81) 075-841-0972. Please make considerations for time differences and call between 10:00 and 18:00 Japan time.

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Hotels and Ryokan
Kyoto offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets and tastes, including historic ryokan, Western style hotels and low-budget hostels. Among the most attractive districts to stay are the Kyoto Station area, the city center around Shijo Street and the Higashiyama District.
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