For the lords staying in Nijo Jinya it was not merely a house, it also had defense and fire protection measures. For example there's a hidden room to hide from enemies, hidden stairs to exit via a secret passage, fire walls, and a fire prevention well, so it's not just famous as one of the remaining samurai residences, it's also famous among tourists as "A house full of tricks" (からくり屋敷 Karakuri yashiki).
Privately owned cultural assets
The house is an important cultural property of Japan, but it is currently a privately owned house. There is admission every day except Wednesday by appointment, at 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, and 15:00 (total of 4 times). Each visit's capacity is 10 people (up to 20 in the case of organizations).
Since you cannot walk in please try to remember to make a reservation. If you inquire beforehand you can arrange an English guide. (Details on official website.)
From the Tozai Line's subway station Nijo Station it's a 3 minute walk. On the city bus line if you get off at Shinenen-mae, (神泉苑前) it's a 2 minute walk.
Description: Nijo Jinya
|Sights||Nijo Jinya (二條陣屋)|
137 Sanboomiyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8316, Japan
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 075-841-0972|
Monday:10:00-16:00 (Last entry by: 15:00)
Tuesday:10:00-16:00 (Last entry by: 15:00)
Thursday:10:00-16:00 (Last entry by: 15:00)
Friday:10:00-16:00 (Last entry by: 15:00)
Saturday:10:00-16:00 (Last entry by: 15:00)
Sunday:10:00-16:00 (Last entry by: 15:00)
|Closed dates||Wednesday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 1,000yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|