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.

Spot details

Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-2
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[Admission fee] [General] 550yen [Elementary and junior high school students] 110yen
Parking Lot
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Available(Inuyama Free Wi-Fi)
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
Pet friendly
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Buy the Meitetsu Inuyama Train and Entrance Combo Ticket
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.01.11
    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...
  • One of the Original Castles
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.01.07
    Inuyama castle is much nearer in Inuyamayuan station but taking a stroll from Inuyama station would also be nice. Starting from the station, the historic street lined with old structures, it would...
  • If you have some free time during your trip in Japan
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.01.06
    Small city, small castle, but... still you can get somethings more..It is one of only 12 original Japanese castles in Japan.Less Tourist especially foreigner... So, it is pretty quiet.There are...

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