Nijo CastleKyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

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Nijo Castle DATA
Other nameFormer Nijo Rikyu, Onshimoto Rikyu Nijo Castle
castle construction1603
address541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
telephone number075-841-0096
Opening hours8:45-17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
closing dayDecember 29th-31st
Admission feeAdults 620 yen / Junior and senior high school students 350 yen / Elementary school students 200 yen
Access to Nijo Castle
Approximately 1 minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Tozai Subway Line.

HISTORYAbout Nijo Castle

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Honnoji IncidentMitsuhide Akechi rebelled? Oda Nobunaga's death shrouded in mystery
One of the greatest mysteries in the history of the Sengoku period is the Honnoji Incident, which occurred on June 2, 1582. Oda Nobunaga was killed by Akechi Mitsuhide at Honnoji Temple in Kyoto (now Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) in what was probably the most shocking coup of the Sengoku period.
Honnoji Incident
Osaka winter campSanada Maru, which caused suffering to Ieyasu
The Battle of Osaka was a battle in which Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded the Edo Shogunate, destroyed the Toyotomi family, his lord. The last war of the Sengoku period took place during the Edo period. Consists of "Osaka Winter Camp" in 1614 and "Osaka Summer Camp" in the following year.
Osaka winter camp
Onin WarThe 11-year civil war that triggered the Sengoku period
The Onin War was a civil war that occurred mainly in Kyoto for about 11 years from 1467 to 1477 during the Muromachi period. Because the era name changed midway through, it is sometimes referred to as the ``Onin Bunmei Rebellion.'' Battle of group heroes
Onin War
Meio political changeThe coup that began the Sengoku period
The event that triggered the Warring States Period, a period of military occupation that could be considered the flower of Japanese history, was the ``Meio Coup'' that occurred in Kyoto in April 1493. A coup in which Tomiko Hino, the legal wife of Yoshimasa Ashikaga, the 8th shogun of the Muromachi shogunate, and Masamoto Hosokawa replaced the shogun.
Meio political change
Eiroku Incident"Great swordsman general" Yoshiteru Ashikaga is defeated by the Miyoshi trio and others.
On May 19, 1565, the Miyoshi Sanninshu and Michi Matsunaga (son of Hisashi Matsunaga) murdered Yoshiteru Ashikaga, the 13th shogun of the Muromachi shogunate, in the Eiroku Incident. This incident was so shocking that it sent shockwaves throughout Japan. Onin War and
Eiroku Incident
Burning of Mt. HieiNobunaga's "massacre" at Enryakuji Temple
In August 1571, Oda Nobunaga attacked Mt. Hiei Enryakuji Temple (now Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture) and burned it to the ground. According to historical documents from the time, this "burning of Mt. Hiei" is said to have killed several thousand people, including monks, men, women, and children.
Burning of Mt. Hiei

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Toyotomi HideyoriThe second generation was at the mercy of the times.
As the Sengoku period progressed to the Edo period, there were many military commanders who couldn't help but think, ``What if they had been born at a different time or place?'' Toyotomi Hideyori is one of them. Born near the later years of his father, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he left home at the age of just 6 years old.
Toyotomi Hideyori
Katsumoto HosokawaGeneral of the Eastern Army during the Onin War
The Ashikaga shogunate ruled the Muromachi shogunate for generations, but their power gradually weakened over the generations until the Onin War broke out. Around this time, turmoil began to arise within the government, with disputes arising among the shogun's retainers over the succession of the shogun.
Katsumoto Hosokawa
Sozen YamanaGeneral of the Western Army during the Onin War
This story takes place in the middle of the Muromachi period, before what is commonly known as the Sengoku period. An outstanding figure was born in the Yamana family, one of the four positions that supported the Muromachi Shogunate. This is Sozen Yamana. Sozen was born as the third son, but after taking over as head of the family, he expanded his power.
Sozen Yamana
Tomiko HinoThe Shogun's Kitchen and the Woman Who Became a Mother
During the Muromachi period, the power of the shogun gradually weakened and the shogun's vassals came to have more power. Among them, Tomiko Hino wielded great power as the legal wife of the 8th shogun, Yoshimasa Ashikaga, and the mother of the 9th shogun, Yoshinao Ashikaga. "in history
Tomiko Hino
Masamoto HosokawaThe man who started the Sengoku period
Japan's late Muromachi period, commonly known as the Sengoku period. It is said that the Sengoku period began with the Onin War. However, strictly speaking, the Ashikaga Shogun family remained powerful even after the Onin War ended. However, there is now a person who has undermined the authority of the shogun.
Masamoto Hosokawa
Yoshiteru AshikagaThe 13th shogun of the Muromachi shogunate, known as the master swordsman.
After the Onin War, the authority of the Muromachi shogunate gradually declined. At the same time, powerful warlords and nationalists from various regions gradually gained power, and their power as shoguns began to decline. Meanwhile, Yoshiteru Ashikaga, who became the 13th shogun of the Muromachi shogunate, Miyoshi
Yoshiteru Ashikaga
Yoshiaki AshikagaThe last general of the Muromachi shogunate
After the Onin War, the Muromachi Shogunate's centripetal force further weakened, and powerful warlords rose to prominence across Japan. The military commanders who unified each region became Sengoku daimyo and aimed to move to Kyoto in order to conquer the country. Meanwhile, the last general of the Muromachi shogunate
Yoshiaki Ashikaga

History of the Tokugawa Shogunate, whose residence was Nijo Castle

Edo Shogunatethe last samurai government
The Edo Shogunate was a samurai government established in Edo in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was appointed as the Great Shogun. It was the last of the samurai government that began in the Kamakura period, and is also called the Tokugawa shogunate because the Tokugawa family inherited the position of shogun. Also,
Edo Shogunate
Tokugawa Shogunate DATA
residenceEdo castle
old areaEdo
stone height4 million koku
main lordTokugawa family
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