Kansai Information

“Dotation of Nijo Castle repairing”

 To preserve the former detached imperial palace Nijo Castle world heritage site, which is a common property of not only Japan but also the rest of the world, and to pass it on to future generations, Kyoto City will commence full-scale renovation of cultural properties (buildings) of the Castle, including one of Japan’s National Treasures, the Ninomaru Palace (photo), from fiscal 2011. This renovation will be the largest scale of work undertaken since the construction of the Castle by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603.
 The full-scale renovation of Nijo Castle, with its many cultural properties (buildings), will take many years and require a huge expenditure of funds. To support this renovation, the city started on October 2 to ask for “Dotation of Nijo Castle repairing” in order to gain understanding and support from many people, including citizens and tourists in both Japan and overseas.
 Contributors of 10,000 yen or more will receive special privileges differing according to the amount of contribution, such as passes for free admission to the Castle (periods of validity differing according to the amount of contribution), and original folding fans (for contributors of 10,000 yen or more) made by using the digital archive of paintings on the sliding doors and walls that add distinctive color to the Nijo Castle world heritage site. The “One-day Lord of Nijo Castle,” which is an eye-catching privilege, allows contributors to fully enjoy the Nijo Castle world heritage site by taking observation tours on special days inside palace rooms and cultural properties that are closed on the Castle’s usual opening days.
Contact : Kyoto City Nijo-jo Castle Office
Phone or E-mail 075-841-0096
Website http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/nijojo/