Former Imperial Villa Nijo-jo Castle

NAKED Summer Festival 2023: World Heritage Nijo-jo Castle

Enjoy digital fireworks and summer festivities at Kyoto's historic landmark!


2023.07.20 - 2023.08.19

(Final admission at 21:20)



Important Cultural Property: Karamon Gate

Karamon Gate Light-Up

The light-up of the Karamon Gate, one of Kyoto's iconic historic structures, invite visitors to appreciate its majestic architectural beauty to the fullest! Under the lights, even the statues of different creatures undergo a dramatic transformation, appearing vastly different from their daytime appearance.

National Treasure: Ninomaru Palace

Ninomaru Palace Light-Up

Experience the beautiful lighting that makes the Ninomaru Palace even more stunning! Additionally, witness the blue-colored lights on the ground inviting you to a world of summer, and seamlessly blending the past and the present of the Nijo-jo Castle.

Special Place of Scenic Beauty: Ninomaru Garden

Ninomaru Garden Light-Up

The Ninomaru Garden, which was designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan in 1953, will be illuminated beautifully in with summer-themed colors. Various illuminations are presented for different hours, offering a different experience from early afternoon, evening, and after dark. *Visitors are free to tour the castle grounds with no time limits.

Inner Moat

Projection Mapping Fireworks Show

Witness projection mapping fireworks spreading across a 75m-wide stone wall! Enjoy a spectacular 3minute 30second display of kaleidoscope like digital fireworks and participatory experiences in our largest ever showcase in Kyoto to date.


Seiryuen Light-Up

The Seiryuen Garden, full of lush, fresh greenery, is illuminated with light inspired by fireflies. The fantastic light illuminating the tranquil Seiryuen invites visitors to the lively Hyper Ennichi Festivities beyond.

Hyper Ennichi Festivities (Daidokoro-mae area)

Hyper Senbonbiki Lottery Game

Choose a string and pull to trigger Nijo-jo Castle-themed fireworks and animals! Test your luck with this lottery combining both digital and analog experiences! *Free of charge

Hyper Ennichi Festivities (Daidokoro-mae area)

Hyper O-men Masks

Try out this digital take on Japanese festival ""o-men"" masks! Stand on the marked location and watch as your face is scanned and developed into a hyper ""o-men"" mask! *Free of charge

Hyper Ennichi Festivities (Daidokoro-mae area)

Ennichi Festival Stalls

Discover stalls where you can challenge yourself to archery—Nijo-jo Castle tradition—as well as the classic Super Ball Scooping and Yo-yo Fishing. Capture memorable moments of the summer festival with experiences to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. *Each game costs 300 yen per play (tax included). *Payments are accepted in cash , PayPay, and credit card payments.

Hyper Ennichi Festivities (Daidokoro-mae area)

Food Stalls

Have a taste of unique cocktails and Kyoto-style shaved ice presented by the Tokyo-based art restaurant, "TREE by NAKED yoyogipark". The shaved ice, available in matcha (green tea) and hojicha (roasted green tea) flavors is made with tea leaves sourced from the renown Kyoto brand Fukujuen. Additionally, enjoy mixology-style beverages that produce delightful bubbles when mixed with ramune candy.

Hyper Ennichi Festivities (Daidokoro-mae area)

NAKED Hanamikuji®︎

NAKED's original take on the omikuji (paper fortune) experience takes the form of multicolored flowers. Tie your flower fortune to the participatory tree art, or take it home with you as a souvenir! *500 yen per flower fortune (tax included). *Payments are accepted in cash , PayPay, and credit card payments.


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Event Overview/Access


NAKED Summer Festival 2023: World Heritage Nijo-jo Castle



July 21 (Fri) - August 20 (Sun), 2023
*Open every day throughout the event period (may be canceled due to harsh weather conditions)
*In the unlikely event of cancellation, etc., we will inform you via the event's official Twitter account.
*The event content may be subject to change without notice.



(Final admission at 21:20)


Former Imperial Villa Nijo-jo Castle
541 Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301


■ NAKED Summer Festival 2023 Nijo-jo Castle Management Office

*Reception date and time: June 22, 2023 (Thursday) to August 20, 2023 (Sunday)
*Please refrain from making direct inquiries to the Nijo-jo Castle management office

From Kyoto Station, take the Karasuma Line subway to "Karasuma Oike Station", then transfer to the Tozai Line subway to "Nijojo-mae Station".
From Kyoto Station, board Kyoto City Bus No.9 or No.50 to "Nijojo-mae".
From Shijo Kawaramachi, board Kyoto City Bus No.12 to "Nijojo-mae".
Roughly 17 minutes away by foot from JR "Nijo Station".


Parking Lot 1
Hours: 8:15〜22:15 (final entry at 21:00)
Capacity: 120 cars
Price: ¥1,050 for first 2 hours plus ¥200 per additional hour

Parking Lot 3
Hours: 8:15〜22:15
Capacity: 20 cars
Price: ¥800 for first 2 hours plus ¥200 per additional hour

Motorbike and bicycle parking
Hours: 8:15〜22:15
Capacity: 10 motorcycles (middle-class and smaller) / 83 bicycles
Price: For motorcycles, ¥400 for first 2 hours plus ¥200 per additional hour / For bicycles, ¥200 for first two hours plus ¥100 per additional hour.


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