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Inuyama Castle

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Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 568-61-1711
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For once I prefer this castle because it's original and because it isn't a tourist trap. I visited this castle after the Nagoya castle and am happy I did. Splendid view from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tanaka G
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123 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For once I prefer this castle because it's original and because it isn't a tourist trap. I visited this castle after the Nagoya castle and am happy I did. Splendid view from the top!

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Hong Kong
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We do like this private castle a lot as it still keeps all the original flavor as being an historic castle. We actually had to walk a short slope uphill and then climb steep ladders inside the castle up to the top but it was worth it because we could have a terrific view of the city around it!

Thank jaqu1324
Ayr, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant day trip from Nagoya. The castle is the oldest original one in Japan and worth seeing because of that. Stunning from the outside but there is not a lot to see inside on the different floors. Be prepared for some very steep wooden stairs inside. Shoes are not allowed - the well worn steps can be slippery... More 

Thank R_A617
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Small, compact but very impressive, especially the architecture and views you get from the top level. The castle is original in many areas and that adds to the impressiveness. One should definitely make the detour if in Kyoto or Nagoya.

Thank VBJ_Go
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is one of Japan's original castles. There are only a dozen left. Inuyama also has the odd distinction of being the only privately owned castle as well. The castle sits on top of a mountain and gives nice views of the city and the river below. The walk up to the castle is very nice as well. If you're... More 

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Fujieda, Japan
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41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Inuyama Castle is one of the old castle that was not reconstructed ever and valued as a Japanese national treasure. The view from the bottom is great, and once you go into the castle, you will see how great that wooden constructed castle some hundreds ago is! As Inuyama Castle is very popular among visitors, I'd like to recommend you... More 

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Soo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very nice castle. One of the last few remaining original castles in Japan. The shrines and grounds around the castle had a lot of blooming trees, and from the top you can see the surrounding area. Fun day trip from Nagoya.

Thank CaffineFreek
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Your impression of the place really depends on how many Japanese castles you have been to. There is much similarities between castles all over Japan, built around similar historical eras. However, if you come to Inuyama for a day trip, this castle is a must-see. Apart from visiting this castle and the cormorant fishing trip, there is not much to... More 

Thank Shirley Y
Kani, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great historical place to visit. I really like that they didn't turn it into a museum like many of the other castles. The steps are pretty steep so it may be difficult for very old or young visitors.

Thank turkjj25
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

天守が現存するのはこの犬山城と姫路城のみということで、ぜひ訪れたかったお城です。 庭はそれほど広くなく、お堀や階段も 大きく 張り巡らされていません。 お土産やさんがあり、休憩所は避暑地になっていました。 お城の中へ入ると、他のお城と同じようにいくつか展示がありますが、 それほど広くないのですぐに見終わり、一番上の天守閣までもすぐでした。ぐるっと天守閣の周りを歩けるのですが、なかなか怖いです。 しかし、そこからの絶景は他のどのお城にも負けない、雄大なものでした。広くて大きな木曽川が流れ、緑鮮やかな山々のなかにかつての城下町の景色が見え。素晴らしいです。 This castle is not big, but scenery on the top is very beautiful. And the castle tower has the old history (national treasure). It's so COOL.

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