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Inuyama Castle, Inuyama

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Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Originally built in 1440 and strengthened in 1537, Inuyama Castle boasts the status of one of Japan's oldest castles, and one of only twelve surviving from before the Edo period. Situated on a hilltop, the castle overlooks Inuyama and the Kiso River. Explore the wooden castle floors and see the armory and storage room, or visit the main keep to admire the relics and artifacts from the castle's turbulent past. Climb to the top floor of the castle and enjoy the panoramic city views from the balcony. To visit Inuyama Castle on your trip to Inuyama, use our Inuyama route app.
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  • The Aichi Prefecture is not so much known among Western tourists, but it has many hidden jewels you should discover! Inuyama Castle is one of them. Trivia: in Japanese, Inuyama means “mountain of the....  more »
  • We were staying in Nagoya for 5 nights and went for a visit to Inuyama Castle. We bought a combo ticket from the Meitetsu company which, for 1380 yen per person, included round trip on the train...  more »
  • Castle was beautiful. Unfortunately you cannot get close to it without paying a fee of 550 yen per person. Shrines surrounding it were cute and well known for love. Beautiful area and historic relic. The shopping district right outside was lively and offered a huge and fun range of food and products. Really stole the show. Great atmosphere. All parking is paid parking - coin parking and official castle parking ranging from 200-300 yen an hour.
  • This was my first time getting to experience a no net view at the top. There was some steep steps but was very much worth it. Great precautions taken for COVID-19 and the staff was very generous. A huge recommendation for castle lovers.

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