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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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Historical landmark treasure

Inuyama Castle is, thus far, the most interesting historic site I have visited in Japan. Not only is there the historic significance, but it is also remarkable how one family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Inuyama Castle is, thus far, the most interesting historic site I have visited in Japan. Not only is there the historic significance, but it is also remarkable how one family maintained the castle for centuries. This is one sight worth visiting, and it's only a short train ride from Nagoya. For those who have difficulty with steep stairs, you may... More 

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The lord of the castle still lives in a house next to the castle. This experience is very different from all the other castles in Japan. It's really real; it's a special hillside type of castle (most castles are "town Castles" like Himeji, Osaka, Nagoya, Matsumoto, etc.) Next to the castle is a shinto shrine, a sumo ring and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Inuyama Castle is situated on the small hill near the Kiso river bank. Since Inu means dog, one can find a number of dog statues sparingly. A walk to the castle is very convenient and taking about 10 minutes to arrive at the castle gate. Though the stairs were very steep, like any other castles, it is really worth climbing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

About 30 minutes by train from Nagoya to Inuyama station, 20 minute walk from station to the castle entrance and a good climb to reach the castle, this trip was well worth it! This is one of the few castles left in the original state, making the experience far better than the reconstructed ones. Very small castle, shoes are required... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Totally worth the long journey on metro travelling there. When we get out from the Inuyama station, just 10 minutes away there is a small ancient town and a shop that displays all the old samurai and ninja culture which was absolutely fascinating. Especially love all the local foodstores and souvenir shops. The castle itself is very interesting, we learn... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was the castle I wanna go to the most when I traveled to Japan, and it's really not disappointed. I loved it, loved all of it! I walked from Inuyama station which was about 15 mins walk to the castle. On the way, there are many little shops and restaurants among local's house. It's peaceful atmosphere which made it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited with our one year old son. Fairly easy walk from parking area, as we drove from Nagoya. The view at the top is beautiful-and the castle grounds and castle is an impressive look at an "original." The steps inside are really more of a ladder, so if you have mobility issues (or a one year old in an Ergo)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

An authentic castle in Japan, all original, with wooden floors and steep stairs that allow you a wonderful view of the Kiso river. When I was there it was snowing and the trees at the castle ground still have their autumn colors, very pretty site indeed . Best castle viewing experience in Japan, on display are some original samurai armor... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I went on the day it happened to be closed. When it is closed you are not able to get past the outer gate so not only do you miss going into the castle building, you also miss the inner castle grounds. This means that you cannot even get a good close-up view of the outside of the building and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Quaint little castle with beautiful views of the city from the top tower. Discount on admission fees if you purchase the ticket that covers Meiji Mura as well.

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