Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Nijo castle is another must see in Kyoto. The free Japanese garden is nice to walk around, and the castle buildings provide plenty of photo taking opportunities.
Budget travel tips
- Come here early, as it takes a while to explore.
- It’s best to take the bus here, as the subway can end up being quite expensive.
How to get there
From Kyoto station, take the No.9 bus to Nijojo-mae.
From other areas, take the bus to Nijojo-mae (large bus stop on maps).
Opening time: 8:45am to 4pm
Cost: Adults 600 yen, Childen 350 yen
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Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels
Very central dorms, at good prices. Lots of free things, like a free breakfast everyday. Check prices at Booking.com, Agoda or HostelWorld.com
More at HostelWorld, Booking.com and Agoda.
Kyoto Accommodation Guide