A National Treasure, Inuyama Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
Inuyama Castle which was founded by Oda Nobuyasu, Oda Nobunaga’s uncle in 1537 during the Muromachi period. It is the oldest wooden donjon in existence in Japan and is one of “the 12 Castles with Existing Castle Towers”. The top floor of the watchtower style donjon overlooks Kiso River, Gifu Castle and Nagoya town, and it must surely be a superb view. I guess you will be able to get a sense of what it was like to be a feudal lord. The castle was designated as a National Treasure in 1952 based on the Cultural Property Protection Act.

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Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-2 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[Admission fee]
[Elementary and junior high school students]110yen
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • One of the 12 original castles left in Japan.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.09
    Cute little castle with a great view from the top. The castle was initially constructed in 1537, and its donjon is one of Japans oldest extant. It is one of only twelve original castles left in...
  • Nice small Castel , that survived fightings and wars.
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.31
    It is a nice small castle with a special history for the family, living in there for hundreds of years. It survived in this shape since the middle ages. The top floor with the balcony offers a nice...
  • Beauties of Aichi
    5.0 Reviewed : 2021.07.05
    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...

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