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Nishio Little Kyoto

Little Kyoto “Nishio” – a city with the feel of historic romance

Tokugawa leyasu (the founder of the last shogunate in Japan) appointed one of his retainers as the lord of Nishio Castle in 1561 to rule Nishio, which prospered as a castle town yielding 60,000 koku of rice. Traditional arts and culture have always flourished and been passed down in Nishio even to this day at historic temples and sites, through traditional performing arts and festivals such as Daimyo Gyoretsu. Why not take a walk along the streets imagining yourself as a princess or samurai?

Nishio City History Park


Cultural property designated by the City. Free admission At the site of Ninomaru of Nishio Castle, stone walls for the foundation of the castle tower and for Honmaru Ushitora Yagura have been reconstructed for both walls, local Hazu stones are used.

Address 231-1 Kinjo-cho, Nishio City
Tel 0563-54-6758 (Former Konoe Residence)
Closed Facilities inside the park are closed on Mondays (open when Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday), and from December 29 to January 3 of the following year
*Walk freely inside the park at any time.
Admission Free of charge

Shokoso

A Japanese garden constructed in the early Showa period, makes full use of the remains of the eastern side of Nishio Castle.

Address 176-1 Kinjo-cho, Nishio City
Tel 0563-53-0380
Hours 9:00~18:00 (October~March 17:00)
*The garden can be privately reserved until 21:00.
Closed Mondays (except for national holidays), and December 29~ January 3 of the following year
Admission Free of charge

Former Konoe Residence

Point. A bowl of matcha ¥400

Building relocated from Kyoto conveys the culture of tea ceremony. It consists of drawing rooms and a tearoom.

Address 231-1 Kinjo-cho, Nishio City
Tel 0563-54-6758
Hours 9:00~18:00 (October~March 17:00)
Closed Mondays (except for national holidays), and December 29~ January 3 of the following year (when being privately reserved)
Admission Free of charge
WiFi Free WiFi

Nishio City Museum

Exhibition of materials from the era of Nishio Domain and special exhibitions of ancient documents and handcrafts.

Tel 0563-56-6191
Hours 9:00~17:00 Closed: Monday (except for national holidays),
December 29~ January 3 of the following year, and at the time of exhibition change
Admission Free of charge
WiFi Free WiFi

Chujakumon Gate

Yaguramon Gate located at the front entrance to Ninomaru.

Honmaru Ushitora Yagura (turret)

Yagura (turret) built in the northeast (ushi-tora) corner of Honmaru.