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A National Treasure, Inuyama Castle国宝 犬山城

Historical Monument

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.


Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-2 (Inuyama / Ichinomiya / SetoArea)

phone 0568611711

9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Review of Inuyama Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/01 Another gem in Nagoya
Just a train ride from Meitutsu to Inuyama station. Then a 10min walk where you will also pass a old town with many small restaurants and shops. The walk up to the castle entrance is very beautiful...
Reviewed:2018/11/20 Amazing building
I went there on a weekday. There were not many people. The castle is maintained under good condition. The view is amazing when I climbed up to the top floor. It is easy to have a fantastic view of...
Reviewed:2018/11/13 Little gem in Nagoya
We asked the Information Centre at JR Nagoya station who told us to go to Meitetsu station office to buy a return train ticket with castle entry ticket package. It saved us 440 yen. We got off at...

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Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-2 [ map ]
Inuyama / Ichinomiya / SetoArea
9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
[Admission fee]General550yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students110yen
Parking Lot
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Available(Inuyama Free Wi-Fi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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