Osaka Nijo Castle Excursion Reviews

Built in 1626, Nijo Castle was once the Kyoto home of the Tokugawa Shogunate. This must-see compound includes two palaces, fortifications, and several beautiful gardens.
The write up for this excursion sounded like something we’d like.
Sail Date: March 2018
The write up for this excursion sounded like something we’d like. After all, it’s a UNESCO site. Well, it was a 2 hour bus ride to the first site. Along the way our guide tried to engage us in learning more about the places we were ... Read More
The write up for this excursion sounded like something we’d like. After all, it’s a UNESCO site. Well, it was a 2 hour bus ride to the first site. Along the way our guide tried to engage us in learning more about the places we were going to see, but her accent was so pronounced that we could only interpret one word out of 4. About half of our bus was German, so they talked when she talked making that much harder to hear her. The castle was just an old wooden square separated by painted panels into square rooms. It might have meant more if we had time to read the placques next to each room. NCL had at least 10 buses doing this trip, so the castle was crowded. I got shoved many times during our visit. Lunch, however, was Amazing! It was another boring 2 hour ride back to the ship. Overall, the tour was not worth the time and definitely not worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I did a tour to the highlights of Kyoto.
Sail Date: February 2012
I did a tour to the highlights of Kyoto. It was quite a beautifull place. Very basic but beautifull. Allot of attention is paid to the gardens and shrines. It is certainly a place of contrast in comparisson to Chinese ports just before we ... Read More
I did a tour to the highlights of Kyoto. It was quite a beautifull place. Very basic but beautifull. Allot of attention is paid to the gardens and shrines. It is certainly a place of contrast in comparisson to Chinese ports just before we arrived here. I was very satisfied with my time in Kyoto. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises