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Inuyama Castle

65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture 484-0082, Japan
+81 568-61-1711
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Inuyama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kurashiki, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of Japan's 12 remaining original castles. :-) Nagoya Castle is great, especially since it is air-conditioned and bigger, but you can't beat the charm of an original castle. In fact, everyone I know who has been to both castles all like Inuyama Castle better. The many souvenirs are in shops outside the castle and of course, there... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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294 reviews 294 reviews
158 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were shown around as part of he volunteer service. They offer free English speaking guides. This made the visit much better because there is limited information inside the castle. One of the 4 castles designated a national treasure, it is perched on a hill with the Kiso river running by. He castle looks lively glistening in the sun but... More

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82 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Charming original castle with a rich history. Perched up the hill, it's got a great view all around. And because its perched up on the hill, there is quite a bit of climbing to do. Folks with weak/ bad knees may want to take note. The streets that leads to the castle has interesting shops - mostly mom and pop... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Inuyama castle *town* is where you can feel the historical of Japanese little town. There is shrine nearby and here is another nice spot to see the autumn leaves. Good for walking. Dislike---none

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is one of the "original 12" castles in Japan, and one of only four that have been designated as National Treasures. As such, it is well worth the easy, half-hour train trip from Nagoya to see. The castle sits between Meitetsu Railways stations Inuyama and Inuyama-Yuen. I went via Inuyama-Yuen. From the station, you simply cross the road, turn... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A fantastic day trip from Nagoya. I highly recommend it myself. Take the train to Inuyama-yuen then walk along the edge of the river towards the castle. The castle itself is a hidden gem although it's being partially renovated now. The attraction fee of Y500 will also give you access to the puppet museum and town museum located down the... More

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Orange, Australia
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177 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This castle has one of the oldest castle keep. It is designated as a National Treasure, although it is small. (Actually there are only four national treasure castle keeps in Japan and this is one of them!) You can get a great view of the Kiso River from the top floor. Admission costs 500 yen including a ticket to the... More

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Victoria, Canada
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69 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Sadly, few authentic castles remain in Japan, but this is one of them and like all the others, it is a gem! Inuyama-jo offers a fantastic setting and beautiful, yet small grounds. These smaller castles give you an intimate connection to Japans past in a way that a restored ground or magnificent site like Himeji, cannot. It is easily accessed... More

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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our bus tour stopped at this castle on our way to Shirakawago. It was extremely hot and humid and started to rain just as we finished seeing the inside so I didn't get to spend much time there. It was great to see the view from the top, but a little scary. I kept thinking I hope we don't have... More

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Yokkaichi, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This castle is relatively easy to get to, being on the Mietetsu out of Nagoya. It is gorgeous, built in quintessential Japanese style. You can go into the castle and go up to the top floor for a look around the impressive view. The castle is built by a river in a beautiful location. The streets are old style and... More

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