Nijo Station 二条駅

Nijo Station

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Nijo Station Kyoto: find information on Kyoto's JR Nijo Station including train and subway services and nearby attractions including Nijo Castle.

History

Nijo Station was rebuilt in 1996 when the rail tracks were elevated. It now is best known for its distinctive hat-like roof, which evokes an ancient Japanese straw hat.

The former Nijo Station building is still intact and can be seen just down line at the Kyoto Railway Museum, now incorporating the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, which was opened in 1972 to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of railway operations in Japan. The former station house was built in 1904 and is a Meiji Period wooden structure that is warm and cozy.

Nijo Station, Kyoto

Nijo Station, Kyoto

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Nijo Station, Kyoto

Nijo Station, Kyoto

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Bicycle Parking, Nijo Station, Kyoto

Bicycle Parking, Nijo Station, Kyoto

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Lines

Both the JR Line and the east-west Tozai subway line stop here. The JR Line is convenient for Kyoto Station and points west, including Arashiyama. The subway runs under the northern edge of downtown, stopping in front of Nijo Castle, City Hall, and close to the museum district.

Local Kyoto buses which run past Nijo Station are the numbers #206, #201 and #46 which all run north.

Accommodation near Nijo Station in Kyoto

Nijo Castle is a convenient area to base yourself on a visit to Kyoto as you are close to both the JR and subway stations, though most of Kyoto's attractions are to the east and north of the area. Just across the road from Nijo Station is the international class ANA Hotel. Other options close to Nijo Castle include: the Kyoto Kokusai Hotel (formerly the Kyoto International Hotel), Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya and Hoikawa Inn Hotel.

Taxis, Nijo Station, Kyoto

Taxis, Nijo Station, Kyoto

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