(Old Guards House)

Working place for Ninja who used to protect the Edo castle.

There are several guard houses(known as checkpoints) from ohtemon to the main edo castle building
The most strict checkpoint was called “hundred-guards house”.At that time, negoroji, iga, kouga and nijyoukiba were guarding the castle as a last guard house.

Beside harajuku, shinokubo and yotsuya, hundred-guards house was also used as a ninja's living place. Those guard houses still remain. You shouldn't miss it.


architect unknown
established unknown
address 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
access TokyoMetro Chiyoda-line Nijubashimae-Station(10 min walk)
admission Free of charge
open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(until 17:00 from mid April through August; until 16:00 from November through February).
closed Mondays, Fridays
(open if the Monday or the Friday is a national holiday,except on the Emperor's Birthday 23 Dec.)
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