Nijojo-mae Station (二条城前駅)

Nijojo-mae station, located in Nijojo-cho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, is a stop on the Tozai Line, which is operated by Kyoto Municipal Subway. The station number is T14.

Station layout

It is located underground at Horikawa-dori Nishi-iru of Oshikoji-dori Street, at the south-east corner of Nijo-jo Castle. It's an underground station with an island platform serving two tracks. Three entrance/exits are provided.

Cases for the display of cultural properties are found in the premises of the station, and excavation results corresponding to the construction of the subway Tozai Line and old artifacts excavated (such as old items excavated from a former portion of Shinsen-en Temple) are displayed there, making the area look like a miniature museum.

Station surroundings

Nijo-jo Castle

Nakagyo Ward Office, Kyoto City, and the Nakagyo fire station (integrated with Nakagyo Ward Office)

Shinsen-en Temple

Horikawa-dori Street

Oike-dori Street

ANA Hotel Kyoto

Kyoto Kokusai Hotel

Mori Hospital

History

October 12, 1997: This station was established when the Tozai Line started operating between Daigo and Nijo. Initially, it was planned to name the station 'Horikawa' after the name of the avenue that the station crosses, but the name was changed to 'Nijojo-mae' in consideration of the tourists that would use the station.

April 1, 2007: PiTaPa became usable.

Adjacent stations

Kyoto City Subway

Tozai Line

Karasuma Oike Station (T13) - Nijojo-mae Station (T14) - Nijo Station (T15)